posted on 9 January 2012

Wildcats Head Coach, Richard Agar and the majority of the first team squad jetted out to the South of France on Sunday for a week’s intense training camp.

Richard Agar and his squad have jetted out to France for a week's intense camp ahead of Super League XVII

With Super League XVII now just a matter of weeks away the camp is ideal for Agar to put his squad through their paces in more favourable weather conditions than the British winter provides.

As well as training and team activities, the Wildcats will face the Catalans Dragons at the Stade Gilbert Brutus on Saturday in Jerome Guisset’s testimonial (kick-off: 1530 CET) as preparations for the new campaign pick up pace.

Wildcats skipper Steve Southern has remained in England with his wife heavily pregnant and will lead the remaining members of the squad who have stayed behind in fitness sessions to keep them up to speed.

Oliver Wilkes also misses the trip as he recovers from having his appendix removed last week.

“We’ve all been blown about and got a bit wet this week, so we are really looking forward to the trip to France,” Agar told today’s League Express ahead of travelling.

“It’s not the tropics, but the conditions will be more favourable than they are here, and it enables us to get some quality work in and spend a bit more time together.

“We’re a predominantly new group and being away together can only reap benefits at this time of the season.”

You can read more of Agar’s thoughts in today’s League Express as well as an interview with centre Dean Collis.

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