Pictures: Leinster's pre-season training looks hellish
It’s Friday afternoon and you are probably thinking about a few drinks after a hard week. Have a look at what the Leinster rugby squad have been up to today and be thankful you don’t play for them.
Earlier this week we brought you the pictures of Connacht going through their pre-season paces on Bearna beach and that looked bad enough but we think Leinster’s public training session today looks worse.
We wouldn’t be the brawniest here in JOE Towers so the thought of trying to do any of these is enough to send us scuttling off to hide somewhere. And, if this is what they did in the public session, what horrors is Joe Schmidt putting them through in private?
Above is a struggling Richardt Strauss but he's not alone.
Isaac Boss struggles with a monster tyre...
as does Heinke van der Merwe.
Isa Nacewa is also feeling the burn here. We hope/assume that there are some weights on each end of that bar
And Leo Cullen pulls captain's privilege by lifting what looks like just 15k. Nice work, Leo.