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Bees get in shape for visit from Preston Grasshoppers

PULLING sledges and crawling through snow are all part of the training regime as Bees prepare for Saturday’s home fixture against Preston Grasshoppers.

PULLING sledges and crawling through snow are all part of the training regime as Bees prepare for Saturday’s home fixture against Preston Grasshoppers.

Director of Rugby Eugene Martin said his squad were doing the ‘caveman’ training to keep themselves in shape after last week’s match against Hull was cancelled due to the weather.

“We have to hand it to the squad, the guys are really keen and desperate to train which is a fantastic situation to be in,” said Martin.

Bees are still buzzing after their 19-0 defeat of Sheffield Tigers after Martin admits that, after watching the video three times, it’s become favourite viewing.

“What comes out is the attitude.” he said “Our defence was great and our last ditch tackling phenomenal and even though we won, we’ve still got a lot of work to do.”

He acknowledges that starting with a new team in a new division - National League 2 North - that his squad has taken time to gel.

“It’s probably taken us half a season to find out what we’re about and put ideas into action,” he said. “And the fantastic part is the players are believing in themselves and just want to get out and play.”

From that perspective, the cancellation of last week’s tough fixture away at Hull who sit third in the league, came as a disappointment.

“It gave us a week for injuries to heal but the players wanted to test themselves against a good team.”

Weather permitting, Bees play Preston Grasshoppers at Portway this Saturday, kick off 2pm.

 

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