Comets Curtis Taylor and Marc Fickling training with Brahmans Tom Hale and Bradley Reeves at Brown Park last night.
Comets Curtis Taylor and Marc Fickling training with Brahmans Tom Hale and Bradley Reeves at Brown Park last night. ALLAN REINIKKA

Brahmans seek a workout

Brahmans coach Jack Lloyd junior went into last night’s “cross-training” session with the Comets fully aware the league boys would come at them hard.

“We expect to pick up a few skills from them, more on the defensive side of the game,” Lloyd said.

The coach said his Brahmans would learn from the structures and patterns employed by Comets players.

Last night’s session was set up in three sections with players working on fitness with Comets fitness and conditioning guru Larry McDonald, a skills session with the final segment under game conditions.

“We are looking at that being a solid contact session,” Lloyd explained.

With the Brahmans set to begin their program next week with a trial match at Blackwater, Lloyd is keen to give his squad a tough workout.

He is also aware that under such conditions there is also a chance of players picking up an injury.

“We will be looking to run at them,” he said.

However, while both codes are keen to test their respective defences, the union boys won’t be looking at going through phases of play.

The difference between the two codes will not disadvantage players as many play, or have played, both branches of the sport.

With little time remaining to the start of the Brahmans program, Lloyd said there were still a number of positions where he was yet to make a final decision.

One could be in the backline where 2009 Comet Anthony Raymond is set to trial for a place.

Following next Saturday’s game with Central Highlands the Brahmans will hold a trial match the following week before meeting the Presidents XV on February 6.



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