Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Intensity to Increase as Cutters Prepare for 2012

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Intensity to Increase as Cutters Prepare for 2012

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Byline: PAT KOOPMAN pat.koopman@dailymercury.com.au

THE HARD YARDS

November 14

Pre-season training starts at Virgin Australia Stadium

RUGBY LEAGUE: Things are about to get a lot more intense for the STM Mackay Cutters.

The club's pre-season campaign will swing into action on Monday, November 14, in readiness for the 2012 Intrust Super Cup season.

Squad members will assemble at Virgin Australia Stadium in readiness to be put through a raft of tests over two days.

Head coach Anthony Seibold said these would include a muscular skeletal screen and a medical, along with strength and aerobic tests.

aIt's basically just to see where the players are at,a he said.

aIt gives us a starting point to improve upon.a

Players have been given an extended break following a demanding 2011 season schedule.

aWe finished our last commitment on September 2, so we've had approximately 10 weeks since our last commitment,a Seibold said. …

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