Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
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Nathan Wood, Mark Hilton and Paul Noone all picked up knocks in the Round 3 game against Hull on Sunday.
10. Mark Hilton is also doubtful after a shoulder injury as a result of Sunday's game
13. Paul Noone is also rated doubtful after a knee injury occurred v Hull FC
21. Simon Grix has fractured his fibula and ankle socket and dislocated his ankle and torn ligaments after playing in the U21s v Leeds on Saturday. He is set to be sidelined for a minimum of 2 months.
U21s/18s Pushed to the Limit:
The Warrington Wolves U21s/18s underwent a gruelling training weekend with the Royal Green Jackets at Weeton Army Barracks, Fleetwood the other weekend as part of their pre - season training. The focus of the weekend was about team building and understanding how each other works when under pressure. This is an ongoing process with links to the Wolves Community team who under Special Projects Officer Brian Chambers will be undertaking coaching sessions for the battalions Army Challenge Cup tournament.
The weekend's tasks involved being split into groups to introduce a competitive element into everything that they faced, such as building bridges and moving objects over the bridges without touching the sides of the bridge, assault courses which tested fear and communication levels with the lads encouraging each other to complete the tasks. Also on the agenda was log carrying exercises which brought out individual determination and commitment to team effort. Players also underwent group and individual assessments to set out expectations of them for the season ahead.
Even though the main focus of the weekend was on communication, team building and determination the team also underwent rigorous skill sessions with the ball.
U21s Coach Gary Chambers commented on the weekend, "It was a great weekend in accessing this season's team as a group and individuals. We were able to identify strengths and weaknesses in a unique environment and this has provided us with a strong grounding for this season. The team worked well together and really developed as a unit. My thanks goes out to the Royal Green Jackets who went out of their way to support us and provide us with everything we needed for a hard working, but fun weekend."