Rhinos ready to impress selectors

AFTER enduring an intensive fitness program before Christmas, the Rhinos Rugby Club begins pre-season training in earnest at the Riverbank Oval on Tuesday.

Coach Ra Dean, conditioner Scott McKenzie and club president Rob Albouze will be on hand to welcome all current and new players and map out the training program for every Tuesday and Thursday evening, whatever the weather conditions.

With trial games starting in just a few weeks players will be anxious to impress the selection panel in the lead-up to the 2013 Blowes Clothing Cup competition starting in early April.

As is the case at the start of every new season, player numbers will not be known for some time but those who begin training early will have the advantage over the 'late bloomers.'

So dust off the boots and make it down to training this Tuesday night. Everybody is most welcome.

Albouze said that he was very keen to see a large number of under-20 players fill the Colts roster this season.

"With the age group raised from under-19 to under-20, we are confident of attracting good numbers to the club," he said.

"Experience of rugby is not necessary but a willingness to learn certainly is and our coaching staff is preparing a program to suit every player."

The club is fully aware of the need to safeguard players' physical welfare, especially during the hotter months, but, first and foremost, every player should bring more than sufficient fluids to training every evening.

Keep up with club news on www.dubborhinos.com.au or phone club secretary Mike Alborough on 6882 7651 or 0417 254 209 for further information.

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