Pre-season training is underway at Worcester Warriors as the squad return to Sixways and gear up for the new 2009/10 Guinness Premiership campaign.
To give supporters a special insight into life 'Inside the Warrior Camp' we will be running a series of special training blogs from different players as the big countdown continues.
Today we hear from prop Matt Mullan....
"We had a great afternoon last Friday at Old Vicarage Adventure Centre near Kidderminster. My mini team along with Sammy T, Dave Lyons and Ryan Powell easily won our raft building and racing challenge - Sammy put his body on the line as usual managing to loose a tooth in the process!! We managed to show where the real brains of the club are, though, beating both staff teams comfortably!
This week we have been continuing our speed work with our specialist speed coaches - everyone looks to have improved their speed apart... from Kai Horstmann who is still as slow as usual!!
Good to see Kitch return to training today after playing for England Under 20s. Ahead we have a few important weeks as our training emphasis shifts from physical development to rugby specific skills and team patterns.
Everyone is excited about this Friday where we have been split into teams of three for a specially organised Tri-athalon - we all wait to see if Matt Jones comes out the lake alive!"
A terrific display in both attack and defence allowed Warriors Under 18s to defeat Yorkshire Carnegie Under 18s 39-10 at Shaw Lane on Saturday, as they secured back-to-back wins in the Premiership Rugby Under 18 Academy League.