Rugby Union: Howley pleased with Polish training camp
Rob Howley’s 35-man Wales squad have been in intense training in Spala, Poland, this week ahead of their Dove Men Series encounter with Argentina at the Millennium Stadium next Saturday November 10.
Wales then face Samoa, New Zealand and Australia on consecutive weekends at the Millennium Stadium and interim head coach Howley says the camp has again proved a success.
“The team will benefit from Spala physically and mentally from the time we have spent together. The players feel refreshed mentally and have also been able to focus on recouperating from various injuries that have been managed or sustained over the previous weeks.
“Spala is a fantastic and unique facility. It has given the players the opportunity to spend time together, they’ve bonded and enjoyed the experience. There’s been a lot of banter, the team dynamics in professional sport are important and we have been impressed with the players this week.
“The mantra of this national team over the last few years since the current coaching team has been together has been about hard work and this facility is unique in the way it allows you to do that.
“Our sessions are pretty short and intense, enabling us to put the players under pressure in defence and attack and, whilst we work hard both on and of the pitch, it’s also about working smart and maintaining that intensity.”