Lads in LanzaroteThe Wolves are to spend seven days in a training camp in Lanzarote to help team building, fitness and focus on the upcoming challenges of the Challenge Cup and new Super League season. The focus is to be on intense sessions rather than overall fitness of the squad.Coach Darryl van De Velde said, "We'll be looking to intensify the sessions, we'll be having three sessions a day so it's going to be pretty demanding, but probably more intense than long. In the evenings we'll be having team meetings, to talk about the teams philosophy for the year, teams shape for the year and how we are going to integrate the new players and exploit the potential of the players we have got there. It's all about goal setting and going back to basics and start again, really build the season from here, it's a crucial time of the year.""The social side of the trip is very limited, it's well away from the resorts, and if you look at the itinerary there is no spare time it's full on. We'll break it up a bit for them maybe some beach volleyball and a triathlon and things like that but it's pretty intense." The Wolves head Coach also commented on the recent media speculation that Allan Langer would return to representative football with Queensland later in the year, "My philosophy all throughout my career has been I want my players to play at the highest possible level. If he gets picked, and I think all of the rhetoric that's been thrown around recently is a bit premature. Nobody has asked us for his release, Queensland hasn't said anything to us, I think it's a bit of paper speculation that's got a bit out of hand. If it does happen Alan and I will sit down and discuss his future and if he wants to go back I wouldn't stand in his way."
12, Jan, 2000