DAY 14 – The boys were in a buoyant mood this morn

first_imgDAY 14 – The boys were in a buoyant mood this morning after last night’s great win, writes Ian Talbot.They continued in true Saints tradition with a never say die attitude and came up trumps with a trademark last second win.It was fantastic viewing for the travelling fans and families.Back to earth with a bump though this morning as Neil Kilshaw and Jonny Skinner, tour nurse, dragged the sore and bruised lads out of bed for an early morning swim and recovery session in the pool.Mike Weldon and Rob Fairclough (he just about stayed awake for long enough) provided the entertainment with their educated opinions on planets and the splitting of the atom!The usual post-match breakfast barbecue was quickly followed by all of the lads jumping into a washing machine, otherwise known as white water rafting. The challenging man made course, specially made for the Sydney Olympics, has always thrown up some special moments, and today didn’t fail to please.Comments from the staff were that they have never known a group spend as much time in the water and out of the boats!Jack Unsworth overcame his fears just to get in the boat, but he did pick the wrong boat by jumping in with Neil ‘killer’ Kilshaw who threw him out at the first opportunity.The smiling assassin though was the cunning Jorge Lewtas; he smiled his way all around the course and slyly threw his boat mates overboard at every opportunity.Comment of the day goes to Jordan Gibbons who, as the lads were inspecting the course, asked “Where does the course start, the top or the bottom?”The day was finished off with a wander around the city, another chance to do some shopping with Robbie Horton once again expanding his footwear collection!Following on from his try scoring heroics and his best and fairest award yesterday, it was time to pass the birthday rosette to Chris Follin who celebrated his 17th birthday today.The easy day was just what was needed after yesterday’s physical battle against Parramatta.Attention now turns to his weekend, the final game against Penrith Panthers.Historically, the games against our hosts have always been tight affairs and we all know that Saturday will be no different.last_img

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