Rabbitohs five-eighth, Luke Keary, may still be on a high after being part of South Sydney’s 2014 Premiership victory, but attention is already shifting to preparations for the 2015 season.
Keary joined teammates, Members and supporters in the Premiership festivities following the October 5th victory over the Bulldogs, the young playmaker citing that the time since has served as an opportunity to reflect on a successful year before preparations for 2015 begin in earnest.
“We got to sit down as a group and have a beer together and reminisce on the year that was, and what we achieved together as a group, which was pretty special,” said Keary.
“It was a good couple of weeks, but we’re trying to knuckle back down now and get into pre-season in a couple of weeks.”
The Rabbitohs will head to Arizona (USA) for a pre-season, high altitude training camp as part of their preparations for the new-year.
Keary sampled the experience before 2014 kick-off as part of a small group that included Adam Reynolds and Dylan Walker. But is certain that the benefits will be far-reaching now that the whole squad will be exposed to the camp.
“It was obviously a great experience last year and I think it’ll be even better this year,” said Keary.
“We get to take the whole squad and I think it’s going to bring us a lot closer together having a couple of weeks together and obviously the training and physical benefits that you get – all the scientists will work that out.
“But I think as a group it’ll bring us a lot closer together – we have a relatively new squad compared to last year.”
The Rabbitohs will boast a slightly new look in 2015 having farewelled the likes of Sam Burgess and Ben Te’o with Grand Final victory. Representative players, Glenn Stewart and Tim Grant – among others – will bolster the new look outfit, a fact Keary is looking forward to.
“Obviously it will (be different),” admitted Keary.
“We lose a couple of those blokes, but we get Timmy (Tim) Grant and Glenn Stewart. We’ve already gotten to meet a few of them and they seem like good fellas. I can’t wait to jump into training with them.”
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