They completed their first full rugby session in Auckland today and are looking forward to a training session against USA on Friday.
“It’s always important to get the first session under your belt,” said head coach Ioan Cunningham. “We are adjusting to a new time zone, a new environment, so we are really pleased to get that done.
“We will build up our intensity throughout the week ending with a training scenario against USA which will really help us get the detail right as we get closer to our opening game against Scotland on October 9.”
Wales kick off their World Cup campaign against Scotland on Sunday, October 9 before facing New Zealand and Australia, respectively. Having just arrived in New Zealand lead strength and conditioning coach Eifion Roberts will play a vital part in ensuring the players are looked after and keep in good shape.
“The key so far has been on overcoming the flight and adapting to the new time zone so that physically we can be the best we can be,” said Roberts. “We’ve been out in the sunlight a lot and making the most of the lovely natural locations here to stay active.
“We’ve been on the beach and using various methods to ramp up our intensity so that our training will eventually be even harder than we expect the match to be and we are ready for game day.”