By Rachael Price
St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Tyson Frizell is happy to be back in training after relaxing with family and friends over the off-season.
The Wales international is eager to see how the new recruits fare in their first preseason with the Red-and-Whites and is looking forward to seeing their best as training progresses.
The 23-year-old is giving his all at training hoping to make the final cut and don the Red V in the starting line-up for the 2015 season.
“It was great to kick back over the off-season and relax; it was a much more chilled out break than I’ve had in the past,” said Frizell.
“I didn’t really go anywhere and I spent a lot of time with my family and friends, it was pretty quiet and I really enjoyed it.
“We’re back nice and early and it’s not too bad; there are a lot of new faces and we’re slowly building up the intensity in training but it’s nice to be back.
“There are a lot of new big boys around the club and they’re looking pretty sharp at the moment but it’s only early days so it will be interesting to see how we all handle training later on.
“This preseason I’m looking to get the most out of my body; everyone wants to be as fit and as strong as they can and I’m no different.
“I really want to push myself to see where it takes me and hopefully that will bring out my best for next season.
“I would love to play every game next year; I had a bit of a disrupted season last year with injuries so I’m hoping to stay fit and injury free.”