Rabbitohs five-eighth, Luke Keary, says that he and his teammates have hit the ground running with training after arriving back from the UK this week following their World Club Challenge triumph.
“I don’t really know what jet-lag is,” laughed Keary.
“I’m a little bit tired, but other than that we feel good. We trained yesterday and we’ve got another big day today.
“We’re home now so that’s behind us. We’ve re-grouped the last couple of days trying to get some sleep in there. We’ll have the weekend to rest and jump into it next week.”
Suggestions that previous World Club Challenge participants traditionally started the season slowly were extinguished by the red and green pivot, who cited mental toughness as the key factor in dictating such outcomes.
“I think it’s all mental,” said Keary.
“If you think it’s going to affect you, it will – if you don’t, it won’t affect you. I don’t think the travel was a burden.
“It gave us time to spend together. How else would you want to spend your time than with your mates overseas?”