Merrin: Hard Work Breeds Success
Friday 14 December 2012 7:00 AM
St George Illawarra Dragons prop Trent Merrin is a believer of the phrase ‘hard work breeds success’.
The Red-and-Whites have presently been undergoing a rigorous fitness and conditioning program which commenced in early November with their sights firmly set on 2013.
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Merrin is aware that there is healthy competition across the field for starting positions in several positions and knows he must try his best now to certify one for himself.
“It’s been really tough this pre-season and I feel it’s been one of the toughest I’ve been amongst,” said Merrin.
“In saying that, it’s a positive and setting a platform for everybody come next year.
“There are a few positions up for grabs and everyone is contesting for them so it will be great to see who gets a spot.”
The entire 35-man full-time first-grade train-on squad will have a short respite during the holiday period before commencing stage two of pre-season, with a focus on strength and ball skills, in January.
The NSW Blues representative has identified teammates Jack de Belin and Bronson Harrison as players who have stood-out so far on the field so far.
“Everyone has upped their game this year and dug in really deep,” said Merrin.
“The entire team know that the new season is gradually approaching so the effort must be put in now.
“Jack de Belin is one player who has been ripping in these past few weeks as well as new-signing Bronson Harrison.
“Both have been eye openers and will have great seasons I feel.