Went for a look at today’s session, it turned out to be one of the longer sessions we’ve seen, about two and a half hours on-field.
Corey Allan, Damien Cook and Gagai were absent.
Was impressed with the body shapes on all of the players, they look leaner than last year. Only exceptions were Latrell and Steven Masters.
There were a couple of players there I didn’t recognise, probably some of the younger crew. A smaller classy backline type player, dark skin, looks promising.
Jason Dimitriou was hunting them around hard all session, loves a swear, Bennett out back grabbing guys for one on ones constantly.
Latrell looks great, besides the minor chubbiness and never seen him enjoying himself so much. Fitness levels good, all his trick shots and touch on song.
Player that took my eye most today, in the way Sironen did last off season was Jed Cartwright, looks ready to go to another level although looked to me to finish the session with a minor leg or groin injury, walked off with Eddie Farah.
Cody had a knee strapped but managed the whole session.
The young trio of Ilias, Taaffe and D.Cook always great to watch, such promise and confidence.
Su’a like an ever-lurking shark with that shoulder, he put on three little beauties during the session, just can’t help himself.
Milne looks close to full speed, Moga’s fitted in nicely, though wore on of Su’a’s hits and Tatola and Host did the whole session on the punching mits. I reckon Junior could be a dark-horse if you slipped him into one of those league boxing nights.
Edit. The young guy that took my eye is Terrell Kalokalo apparently, geez only 17 years old.