Ask any player in whatever sport they play, and they will say pre-season is the worst part. It’s seen as a necessary evil to get fitness levels up to what is required. For Hull RUFC, the last month or so has been tough going, and will continue to get tougher as their first ever fixture in National 1 draws closer. That’s the light at the end of the tunnel and before traveling to Bishop’s Stortford for their season opener on September 3, the players will continue to be put through their paces by conditioner Cal Donohoe. Will Hall accepts the work has to be done, and with a season in the third tier of English rugby waiting, Hall knows the pain is worth it .
“It’s great to be back after a nice break off,” Hall said.
“The boys are full of beans and are looking forward to the next challenge ahead.
“Pre-season has been very tough and everyone knows what to expect.
“But we have worked hard and are looking fitter every week.
“It’s been a good mix of fitness and then into skill work when we’re fatigued.
“Tomasi has brought a lot of detail in to the skill side of things which is definitely helping us going forward.
“The fitness blocks in training have been very tough.
“But everyone knows what they’re working hard for and hopefully all this hard work will pay off come the new season!”