RHINOS TRAINING CAMP – SUNDAY EDITION

Sunday was the squads only day off during their 10 day training camp however they also saw a presentation by a remarkable individual.

Sunday was the squads only day off during their 10 day training camp however they also saw a presentation by a remarkable individual. After a tough days training on Saturday, the team had a well earned day off training on Sunday and they used their time wisely. The majority of the squad headed off to the mall to take advantage of the pounds strength against the dollar to pick up some bargains. Kylie Leuluai was particularly pleased with the $8 boots he picked up for training but the rest of the squad were not sure that Super League is ready yet for pink boots, even if they are worn by someone called Kylie. Earlier in the week, South Sydney coach Jason Taylor had extended an invitation to the Rhinos squad to join his team at their base out on Jacksonville Beach on Sunday evening to listen to a motivational speaker who had been personally selected by Souths co-owner Russell Crowe. Crowe himself was not present but after having dinner with the Souths squad, both teams sat back and listened to a 45 minute presentation by a British polar adventurer Ben Saunders. Saunders was a fascinating character who at the age of 23 had attempted his first Polar expedition and later became the first Britain ever and only the third person in history to walk solo to the North Pole. There was a chance for questions after the presentation and everyone was interested in Saunders remarkable story. He is just about to attempt making a return journey on foot on his own to the South Pole, which has never been done before, as well as trying to beat the record time to walk to the North pole. He was an incredibly driven individual and there were certainly lessons for both teams as they approach their own personal challenges. You can find out more about Ben Saunders by clicking here. There was a lot of interest in the squad around the American football games on Sunday. The season was down to the final two games to decide the sides who would battle it out in the Super Bowl in a fortnight. It seemed every TV was showing both games as first the undefeated New England Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers and then the New York Giants caused an upset by beating Green Bay Chargers away from home. American football is obviously massive here but it the wall-to-wall coverage on television is remarkable with every aspect of the game dissected for the viewing public.