Name: Rob Cartwright
GB Position and Number: TE #46
|Rob "Gronk" Cartwright taking instruction from Coach Paul Sherrat c/o Bec Edwards|
The whole process has been really smooth, all of the coaches and staff involved with the whole program have been brilliant. The trial stage was really good fun, obviously with there being so many people it was hard to judge how well you were doing but in a way it made the whole selection process a lot better as you had to go all out all of the time.
The training sessions with the whole development squad has been awesome and all credit goes to the guys running the days and doing all the behind the scenes work.
DC: With the relatively short period of time between trials and going to Sweden, with limited training which has been affected by the weather, how have preparations gone going into Saturday’s game?
I would say that the weather cancelling the session and pushing it back has only helped. Obviously it is a new playbook for everyone involved with the team and it is easiest to learn when actually running it so having the session on the 30th makes sure everything is fresh in the minds of the travelling squad.
The progress made in only 2 sessions has been crazy, the coaches can focus on such fine elements of every technique due to every player having a high level of understanding of the game and skill level.