Jackson Wray is one of over 40 Saracens players who started pre-season training this week, and the 22 year-old back-rower is impressed with the squads’ application over the first two days of training.
“Yeah the first two days have been pretty good. They’ve eased us in so far, which is nice” laughed Wray.
“Coming in on Monday was good, it’s great to return to the club and have a laugh with the boys and meet a few of the new lads; it’s always a great feeling to be back and start the hard graft together as a squad”.
Pre-season training has traditionally put fear into the majority of professional players, but Wray is pleased with how the training has been managed and says the lads efforts so far are outstripping his initial expectations.
“Training has been intense but it’s been wisely done” Wray explained.
“Everyone has been working really hard and some lads have had some really good scores coming out in the tests and drills we all do, but we know there’s plenty more to come this pre-season”.
“Today’s afternoon’s session for example got the lungs burning” he revealed. “It was supposed to be an ‘ease you in’ kind of session but the boys really put the work in, and you can tell that they meant business.”
“We are working harder than maybe anticipated, but the lads look fresh and are really getting stuck in”.