Now, it’s time for a drink

Sunday Sports - - WOLFPACK - — Richard Mauntah

Play­ers know they have ac­com­plished their goal when their hard-nosed head coach is danc­ing along with them.

Dur­ing the Su­per 8s run, Paul Row­ley gath­ered his team in a cir­cle on the field and asked the play­ers to lay off the beer gar­den and keep fo­cus.

On Satur­day, he joined them in a pint, cel­e­brat­ing a job well done and re­flect­ing on a sea­son like no other, work­ing on two con­ti­nents for nearly a year.

“These bunch of play­ers will never play as a fam­ily again,” Row­ley said. “But we’ll look back at 2017 and all the mem­o­ries we made.”

Af­ter the team’s final home game against Doncaster next Satur­day, Row­ley can con­cen­trate fully on the King­stone Press Cham­pi­onship next year.

“We planned for Phase 2 at the same time we planned Phase 1.”

Row­ley said the team will cel­e­brate and let things set­tle down be­fore pre­par­ing for Doncaster.

He also gave credit to a cou­ple of play­ers who will be head­ing back to Eng­land this week as both Dan Flem­ing and Greg Wor­thing­ton will be wel­com­ing new ad­di­tions to their fam­i­lies.

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