Noticed over the beginning of this season so far and especially last night that the team’s fitness seems to be miles ahead of where we’ve been in that regard in previous years. Even compared to most teams we’ve faced so far, we appear to be outdoing them here also.
A lot of people have said that with our intensity in defence so far we wouldn’t be able to keep up at that level for long but now 5 weeks in, and after a short turnaround with a trip across the ditch on top of that, we still managed to put in a very strong performance yesterday. They just appear to never let up physically (except when well in front of Parra last week) and it feels like this is just our new level - nothing like the Tigers of the last few years.
Could be the new attitude, or a tough preseason that’s done wonders for overall fitness, not sure - but it’s nice to see we’re becoming that consistent, formidable team that no one thought we could be.