For 18 months, when rugby was suspended because of the coronavirus, Players still had to train hoping the leagues would resume sooner than later. It meant a lot of training without having a game to play. The players bought into what Gary Pearce asked them to do and Latu Makaafi believes the coaching staff deserve a lot of credit for the plan they had to get this squad of player fit and ready for the start of the season.
“I give a lot of credit to Gary because of what we has done for this group of players is amazing,” Makaafi said.
“He has built this club up for a reason and we are seeing the benefits of what he has been putting into practice.
“I have to give a lot of credit to our boys and our forwards played very well.
“We have been very dominant every week and we are improving each week.
“We have set a standard from the first pre-season game.
“We go into games looking forward to take teams on and we look good.
“All the hard work we have done in pre-season is paying off.
“After the first lockdown, when we returned to training, we were sulking because we had no league games to play.
“When we started pre-season this year we hoped we would be able to start the season as normal and we did.
“We are very happy with the start we have made to the season.”