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The Australian Kangaroos have held a light training session to start their week, in preparation to play the USA Tomahawks in the Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday morning.

The boys endured some CrossFit, circuit and ball drills in Manchester, with the focus on the relatively unknown quantity of the Tomahawks in their knockout fixture.

It was a bit of fun today, bringing it indoors, a bit of light work off the feet, but still concentrating on what we need to work on which is our defence, Kangaroos prop Sam Thaiday said.

Hes full of praise for the Tomahawks, winning Group D in their first ever World Cup appearance.

Theyve come out of nowhere and won a couple of games and earned their spot in the quarters, he said.

So well have to do whatever it takes to try and win and we have to be on our game.

The players have also spent some time at rugby league school clinics in Manchester, with all the Aussie side keen to grow the game around the world.

Its fantastic for rugby league to know its becoming more of a world-wide game, and we want to see it strong in places outside of England, New Zealand and Australia.

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