Trading winter frosts for sunshine, the CA Technologies Brumbies have headed north to Narrabeen for a talent identification camp with all players being put through their paces over four days of intensive training.
After coming through a tough season everyone involved with the 2012 squad is keen to improve and be competitive from the first week of the coming Super Rugby competition.
For new Head Coach Jake White and his every-growing squad, the hard work starts now.
The World Cup winning mentor has seven months to prepare his team for the 2012 Super Rugby season and intends on providing CA Technologies Brumbies fans with a competitive team from Week One of the competition.
Six uncontracted players joined new recruits Kimami Sitauti, Ian Prior, Siliva Siliva and Ben Mowen for their first taste of life under new Head Coach Jake White and his staff of George Gregan, Laurie Fisher, Dean Benton and Stephen Larkham.
“We’re going to do a bit of conditioning, trying to get some plans forward as far as what we would like them to look like and the condition we would like them to be in when we get to preseason,” White said.
“Also a bit of talent ID – we’ve been lucky enough to get some of the club coaches to give us some of their players to let them spend time in a professional environment and then compare them to what we already have in our system.
“That’s not only to put pressure on players who are already contracted but also to see what sort of combinations we can get working together in the system.”
All but one of two of the players who attended the camp are based in Sydney – Colby Faingaa and Jesse Moog being the exceptions to the rule.
The camp finishes on Thursday evening.