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UKAFRL head coach Flt Lt Damian Clayton spoke about his team’s first two-days in Sydney, Australia.

Staying at the Randwick, Army base, Clayton held an opening day of training that featured a run out at nearby Coogee Bay beach, which saw the players carry out a yoga class under the instruction of S&C coach Sgt Paul McCormick, before the 24-man squad made their way to the ANZ Stadium, Sydney to watch NRL side the South Sydney Rabbitohs against Penrith Panthers.

Clayton said: “We’ve been in theatre two-days and we are in a good place. We had a morning session at Coogee Bay, I wanted to get the long flight and any lethargy out of their legs, we had an S&C session which was 90 minutes and very hard work.

“We had them in groups of three, positionally set up, so training against their opponents. They came of with smiles on their faces, so we must be doing something write.

“This process started 12 months ago, when I met them at the arrivals hall at Sydney Airport they came through not as RAF, Army and Navy, but as team mates.”

The team will finish their matches when they face New Zealand on July 12 at Windsor, before the third and fourth place play off match on July 14, at Wentworthville with the final being held at Pepper Stadium on July 16.

You can follow the team’s progress on Facebook at: United Kingdom Armed Forces Rugby League or on Twitter: @UKArmedForcesRL with full game highlights on YouTube at: ukafrl2017.

 
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