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Things flare up at Australia training

Things flare up at Australia training

Healthy culture: Anthony Faingaa

Anthony Faingaa has revealed that punches were thrown in Australia’s training session ahead of their World Cup opener against Italy on Sunday.

Reports of punches during an intense, opposed practice were acknowledged by centre Faingaa. The Australians, who beat New Zealand two weeks ago to win the Tri-Nations title for the first time in a decade, open their charge in Auckland.

“It’s training and there is 30 guys in a team and only 22 guys can put on jumpers, so there is always a few punches and some words at training,” Reds midfield man Faingaa explained.

“Having guys chasing right behind you makes you become a better player.

“It also keeps you on your toes the whole time. It creates a healthy culture. We train how we play.”


Melt says...

We’ve heard this pr story before. Are they trying to convince us the wallabies aren’t soft?
Sounds like a bit of a complex is developing…



September 10, 2011

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genghis_j says...

ooooooh should we be scared, Ozzies b-slapping each other? Does that somehow make them ‘hard’ men?

September 10, 2011

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macte says...

As an Aussie fan I’m sad to say that the lack of confidence and composure will eventually expose Australia’s limits.

September 09, 2011

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