Australia Day 2005, and what better way to celebrate than by going to sit in 35 degrees and watch your boys run through training. While Rae closely monitored the shirtless Mark Chaffey as he ran laps I was keeping an eye on the lads and it looked good. Several times they were told off for not concentrating, they were told they should know their positions at stoppages instinctively and they were worked bloody hard.
It was all such a change to training sessions under the last coach where drills seemed to last a couple of minutes, then they’d mill around a bit and then do another two minute drill. Today they were running, they were hitting, they were focused and they were disciplined.
Hopefully like the Tigers of old.