The Pontypridd squad has this week resumed pre-season training, getting back in harness ready for what promises to be a challenging 2012 – 2013 campaign.
As the squad convened at Hawthorn School fields on Tuesday and Thursday evening, the emphasis was on conditioning work, with some basic rugby skills thrown in for good measure.
The core Ponty squad, enhanced by a number of new signings and with some additional players invited to join in, were put through their paces in rigorous fashion by conditioning coach Darren Bool.
The squad have had only a brief respite since the end of a prolonged season, with Ponty’s title winning last game against Llanelli being played on the 18th May. Since then the players have been following a strict fitness programme through June before commencing pre-season training proper on 3rd July.