Chester warns Hull KR players to expect preseason pain

Hull KR coach Chris Chester has told his players that they can expect no warm weather trips when it comes to the preseason this year.

Instead, the Robins coach looks set to take his squad into the depths of a Scottish winter, to toughen them up phsyically and mentally.

“We need a fresh approach in pre-season,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail.

“I want to challenge the players in pre-season, the first two weeks.

“I’m going to put an end to the ice bath and massages and things like that for the first fortnight.

“I want to see which players can handle pain the best.

“An army camp and exercises like that will indicate the people I would go to war with. It will certainly test them.

“We’ll probably do the army camp in the fourth week of pre-season training in Scotland hopefully when it will be cold.

“It will be interesting to see who will be the first to moan about it. Sleep deprivation is something else they are going to have to put up with.

“If they can do all that then they will be able to handle anything that is thrown at them on the pitch next season.”

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