DAY 10 – The tour party arrived back at base late on Wednesday evening from Central Coast after enhancing their impressive start to the tour with a second victory, writes Neil Kilshaw.
A quick supper for the players, whilst the staff dissected the evening’s work followed, and the lads were sound asleep by midnight.
Preparations for Sunday’s game versus Parramatta begun at 9am with a recovery session in the outdoor swimming pool to get those sore and aching joints moving again!
Allegedly, Club CEO Mike Rush assisted Ian Talbot and Ste Leonard to prepare the BBQ breakfast whilst the players attended recovery – but with no picture evidence available this news must be treated with trepidation.
We then went off Manly beach for a surfing lesson amidst the heavy rain of a Sydney afternoon. Chris Follin was particularly concerned that we wouldn’t be allowed to go in the sea whilst it was raining, and Jonny Skinner was in determined mood to make up for a poor showing at wakeboarding.
There were some great performances out on the surf with Cameron Brown, Brad Billsborough, Brad Pinder, Harry Coleman and Matty Kilgannon all showing up well.
Elliott Jenkins was the surprise package of the afternoon but yet again Neil Kilshaw was the pick of the performers… (even if I do say so myself…!)
Special mention to Josh Eaves who fresh from an appointment at hospital – receiving positive news that his double jaw fracture doesn’t require surgery – was given permission to hit the waves.
The rest of the evening was spent relaxing and unwinding mentally preparing for two training session son Friday and plotting a course for victory against a strong Parramatta side.