The South Sydney Rabbitohs have arrived at the Northern Arizona University to kick off their high altitude training camp after travelling 12, 651kms.
According to Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire, the trip was not without its challenges, with the mentor praising the attitude of his players while laughing off what was a long trip.
“It ended up being quite comical towards the end,” smiled Maguire.
“We had a few hurdles we had to jump – we had to travel for quite some time and we had a bus that broke down and it was quite cold on that bus. But, throughout the trip there were a lot of jokes being made.
“The boys are in really good spirits and it’s about getting over whatever is in front of them. To be able to end up at the University like we are in the sky-dome here – the facilities are excellent.”
A mixture of old and new faces make up Maguire’s squad of 25 players on the Arizona trip, with those involved in the Four Nations tournament now enjoying a well-deserved break.
“Our international boys aren’t here, but we’ve got a good sprinkling of our senior boys,” said Maguire.
“At the end of the day it’s about getting some solid training in an environment that enhances what you’re doing.
“It’s going to be great for those young guys, having the experience of coming away and doing the training with the senior guys – I think it’s going to be really beneficial for them.”