Junior Wallabies prepare for Oceania U20 Championships
March 20, 2019 4:02 pm
The Junior Wallabies gathered in camp in Canberra to prepare for the upcoming Oceania Championships.
According to rugby.com.au, the side has been boosted with the heavyweight assistants Stephen Larkham and Nathan Grey assisting, coach Jason Gilmore.
The side split the camp up into general team training, forwards and backs training and – crucially – a two-day hiking trip with the Fly Program on Mt Kosciusko.
The Fly program is an organization that arranges outdoor activities, such as fly fishing, to encourage men to open up to each other in a comfortable environment.
Gilmore says the initiative aimed to bring the players closer together as a team.
“It’s been really good and we did a bit different this camp and we just did two days just the unit camp with the boys by themselves just the forwards and backs just getting their system and shape right. We went away in a two day camp with the fly program just getting the boys to get to know each other and some team culture stuff.”
The Junior Wallabies will take on Japan, Fiji and New Zealand in next month’s Oceania U20s Championship on the Gold Coast.
The Championship runs through the 26th of April to the 4th of May.