Sashas Russian Diary - Week 2

The lads with Leeds star Rob Burrows

The lads with Leeds star Rob Burrows

Monday 17th January 2011
Today we rested after the game with Slaithwaite, We trained in the afternoon and went swimming. In the evening we went shopping for our weekly food.

Tuesday 18th January 2011
Normal training with the rest of the team, one hour in the gym then onto the field for work with ball.

Wednesday 19th January 2011
We visited Castleford on this day and went to Castleford Tigers Stadium. In the evening we went rugby league team Siddal from Halifax where player Andrew Johns from NRL Newscastle Knights and Australia was training junior players. He talked about his time playing the game and answered questions and made photos. Brian Carney from Sky Sports was also there.

Thursday 20th January 2011
We continued with our indivdual training in the pool and on the field. In the evening the team trained in the gym as the field had frozen too hard to train.

Friday 21st January 2011
We travelled to Bradford by bus on this day and went to Odsal stadium of super league club Bradford Bulls. In the evening we went to Balkan Grill for our weekly meal at the restaurant.
We watched last weeks game with supporters in the clubhouse and played billiards and darts before an early night.

Saturday 22nd January 2011

We played our second game for the club the first game at home vs Queensbury. Andrey started the game in the wing position and played the entire match scoring debut try near the end. I came on with around 30 minutes left of the match and went to scrum half and played until end with several successful attacks. The game was very muddy but we played better than last week and won 32-10.

Sunday 23rd January 2011
On Sunday we went as guests of UNISON to Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Rhinos friendly game where we had meal before the game. Leeds played mainly theire second team but the game was very spectacular, The crowd cheered their team forwards and Featherstone won 40-18. Before the game we were introduced with the stars of Leeds Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire who came to support his younger teammates. After the game we made photos with them.

I will write next week where will play in the BARLA National cup.

Play Rugby League .... Alexander Lysokon