Saints to play training game against Sydney Roosters ahead of World Club Challenge

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Saints to play training game against Sydney Roosters ahead of World Club Challenge

Post by josie andrews » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:50 pm

SAINTS will play a training game against Sydney Roosters on Friday as the NRL champions prepare for their clash with Wigan Warriors on Sunday.

The game will be part of Saints' training routine ­— given they have no game at the weekend ­— with coach Justin Holbrook setting up the meeting with his former club.

The training session, at the Totally Wicked stadium, is not a public event, but tailored to help both teams prepare for their respective next games - and will not be a full intensity game.

Holbrook, a former assistant coach at the Roosters, said: "Instead of captain's run on Friday we will have a training hit out against the Roosters, which will be good for us because we haven't got a game.

"It will good for the Roosters too ahead of their game against Wigan.

"I'd much rather be playing them on Sunday - but we weren't good enough.

"It will be good to give our boys some different opposition so early in the year.

"If it was later in the year I would have given them time off, but with it being so early there are plenty of guys who need match fitness and we will use Friday's session as a decent hit-out and then we will look at Leeds.

It will be a 70 per cent game - not a full game as they have to play on Sunday.

"It is not a full on game - and not full on intensity just a case of letting them get a run against another team."

Holbrook revealed that he set up the training match last October after meeting up with Roosters head coach Trent Robinson.

"I met up with Trent a few times in October when he was over in London for a leaders conference that I was at.

"We teed it up back then.

"It has always been in the pipeline once we knew they were coming over and we had the week off," he said.

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Re: Saints to play training game against Sydney Roosters ahead of World Club Challenge

Post by josie andrews » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:28 pm

Halliwell Jones Stadium to Host Sydney Roosters

NRL Champions Sydney Roosters are set to train at the Halliwell Jones Stadium this Saturday.

The Australian premiers, featuring stars such as Cooper Cronk and James Tedesco, will hold their team run at the home of Warrington Wolves ahead of their BetFred World Club Challenge fixture against Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium on Sunday evening.

The session will be open exclusively to Warrington Wolves members and Sydney Roosters members who have travelled to England for the showpiece fixture.

Entry to the event will be limited and Wire Wolves members should check their email inbox for details of how to apply for their free places.

Wigan Warriors will also be concluding their trophy tour at the event ahead of the World Club Challenge, with fans in attendance having the opportunity to have their photo taken with the NRL Telstra Premiership Trophy.

Tickets for the BetFred World Club Challenge can be purchased HERE


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Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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