Big guns are on the pitch

Tough train­ing ral­lies team

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By DEB­BIE JAMIESON

The Cromwell Rugby Club pre­mier team has been given a pre-sea­son boost with some in­ten­sive train­ing from ex-All Blacks and Hur­ri­canes play­ers Norm He­witt and Dion Waller. The men spent the week­end in Cromwell where they held three ses­sions of hard phys­i­cal train­ing. Or­gan­iser Wil­liam Bow­man said the men’s ex­pe­ri­ence and mo­ti­va­tion gave the team a mas­sive push. ‘‘They just really shared their pas­sion and showed what they have for the game. ‘‘They made ev­ery­one give 100 per cent. This will raise the stan­dard for what we ex­pect for the sea­son now.’’ Bow­man, the team physio, took on the role of trainer af­ter a dis­mal sea­son fea­tur­ing only two wins for the team last year. ‘‘I’m pretty com­pet­i­tive and didn’t like watch­ing th­ese guys lose. I’m just try­ing to set the stan­dard higher and get ev­ery­one to push them­selves more.’’ This year the club would be mark­ing its 125th year and needed to make it a good one, he said. ‘‘We’re keen to give it a good nudge to hon­our the his­tory of the club.’’

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