General Warriors meet the Blues: Pics

warriors4life_old

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From warriors.co.nz

Fellow Australians Ivan Cleary and David Nucifora joined forces to put their rugby league and rugby union squads through a training session with a difference on Friday (January 13).

The Cleary-coached Vodafone Warriors and Nucifora's Blues endured a surf life saving-based workout run by legendary iron man Cory Hutchings at Mairangi Bay.

The Vodafone Warriors worked with Hutchings ahead of the 2005 NRL season and have done so again for their 2006 campaign while the Blues have embraced his approach as they head towards their 2006 Super 14 programme starting early next month.

Cleary and Nucifora, both in their first seasons as head coaches of their franchises, hadn't met before last Friday but both camps have indicated they're keen to work together again if at all possible.

With a healthy crowd of beach goers looking on, Hutchings had the rival players working on the beach and in the water in a challengng session.
All pictures taken by Photosport. Go to www.photosport.co.nz to see more

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Vodafone Warriors captain Steve Price leads the group in a wading drill.

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Vodafone Warriors back rower Awen Guttenbeil and Blues flanker Daniel Braid.

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Vodafone Warriors Sam Rapira (left) and Awen Guttenbeil alongside Blues flanker Daniel Braid.

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Vodafone Warriors second rower Wairangi Koopu leads the pack out of the water.

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Cory Hutchings tells Vodafone Warriors Evarn Tuimavave (left), Awen Guttenbeil (right) and the rest of the group what's ahead of them.

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Vodafone Warrior Sione Faumuina.

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Ivan Cleary and Cory Hutchings.

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Vodafone Warrior Awen Guttenbeil (left) and Blues flanker Daniel Braid lead Warriors Patrick Ah Van and Todd Byrne.

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Cory Hutchings doing it easy.

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Former Melbourne Storm team-mates Tony Martin and Tasesa Lavea catch up.

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Vodafone Warrior Wairangi Koopu gets to grips with a surf rescue boat.

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Vodafone Warrior Ruben Wiki and his son Denzel.

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Here we go again... Blues utility Brent Ward and Vodafone Warriors Clinton Toopi and Cooper Vuna dash to the water.

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Blues loose forward Angus Macdonald and Vodafone Warriors second rower Awen Guttenbeil wade towards the beach.

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Vodafone Warriors loose forward Louis Anderson.

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Above and below: Vodafone Warriors head coach Ivan Cleary and his Blues counterpart David Nucifora catch up for the first time.

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Vodafone Warrior Louis Anderson looks for some relief after the hard slog with Cory Hutchings.

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One Blues player among a gang of Vodafone Warriors... Justin Collins is surrounded by Sam Rapira (left), Evarn Tuimavave, Simon Mannering, George Gatis, George Tuakura, Ruben Wiki and Richard Villasanti.

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Looking for an edge (from left)... Blues lock Greg Rawlinson, Vodafone Warriors prop Sam Rapira, Blues loose forwards Daniel Braid and Angus Macdonald plus Vodafone Warriors loose forward Louis Anderson.

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Blues flanker Daniel Braid and Vodafone Warriors back rower Wairangi Koopu.
 

warriors4life_old

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good to see some hard and fun training there...and good to see ivan and nucifora having a chat, possibly sharing coaching tips
 

Swanley_old

Guest
His knee is always strapped.

Wiki doesn't look to bad for an old fella.....
 

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