Kear delighted with Welsh attitude

Wales coach John Kear is very pleased with the attitude his players have shown so far in their triaining camp, as they prepare for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Wales play Serbia in their first qualifier at Llanelli on Saturday October 15, before tangling with Jamaica in a friendly at Wakefield, then Italy in Monza on October 29.

“I’m really pleased with what I’ve seen so far. I think the players have come in full of energy and enthusiasm,” said Kear, according to the WRL’s offical website.

“There’s been an attitude and focus about them and the team meeting that we had afterwards has broken the ice.

“I’ve been impressed with the new lads. The rest of them are comfortable in themselves and they’ve enjoyed the success and experience with Wales, but the new lads who have come in have shown that they want to replicate that.

“It’s the end of the season and you wonder whether there will be any physicality left, but that was certainly there.”

Kear is also very pleased at the amount of domestic players that there are in his squad.

“When we played the final game against Ireland last year, there were 12 true blood Welsh players. It really does appeal to me,” he said.

“There was one player who qualified through residence and four through heritage. There are a lot of players who qualify through grandparents and it means a lot to them to represent Wales.”

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