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The Australian Kangaroos have visited a yoga centre in Manchester today, to limber up before tackling training ahead of the weekends clash with Fiji.


Head conditioner Alex Corvo says it was time for the boys to ease back into training after a touch match.


From a recovery perspective, it was important to get our boys active and moving again - its two days after the game and we had a long trip back from Wales yesterday, Corvo said.


The boys are a little sore, some havent played for a number of weeks - and thought wed do some recovery.




As for the yoga, Corvo says the flexibility and strength elements it adds to rugby league players physique is beneficial.


Yoga in a warm environment during an English winter was a good idea, I thought, he said.


Ive started to use yoga a fair bit in recent years; I know the boys at the Storm this season with me this year have enjoyed it, and found it very beneficial.


A few of them have ended up going in on their own time and doing their own yoga classes.


The Kangaroos are now preparing to head to St Helens later this week to play the Fiji Bati, who are fresh from a 32-14 victory over the Ireland Wolfhounds.


Given the fact a lot of our players havent played in a few weeks, they were sore in the usual places; the neck, shoulders and legs, Corvo said.


The ground itself was slippery and we had a few concerns, but considering it was a tough game weve all pulled through really well.


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