Day Seven – Recovery!

The morning after yesterday's great win over the Canterbury Bulldogs and the boys were all allowed to have a lie in as a reward.

Day 7 – Sunday October 15

Once they awoke, first on the agenda, writes Ste Marsh, was a light recovery session in the pool, led by Neil Kilshaw and Johnny Skinner.

Still buzzing after the result, a lot of boys turned up in their new Bulldogs kit, with some being lucky to be given some gear and others swapping with the Bulldog boys.

When arriving back the boys were treated for a second time of the day, with a BBQ breakfast cooked by BBQ King Talbot… well that’s what he calls himself anyway… and his beautiful assistant Woodsy (Dave Woods).

The bacon, egg and Australia sausage eggs barms went down a treat.

Next for the boys was a few hours of free time in the city to shop and have dinner on their own away from coaches, at ‘The Rocks’, the home of the first settlers in Sydney.

However, some of the lads who aren’t too keen on shopping and ended up on a basketball court challenging some local lads to a game. Unfortunately, our basketball skills are not as good as our rugby skills and they ended up getting beaten.

The afternoon was another opportunity for our tour ‘shopaholic’, Shaun Ryan, to fill his boots. We are already having to enquire about excess baggage costs as he certainly has an eye for a bargain!

On the way back from the city we stopped off for a light training session, a few skill drills to get rid of the last bit of the soreness in the boys’ legs.

After training, we headed to a local steakhouse for a great feed before heading back for lights out ready for early training in the morning.

Thank you for all your support back home!

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