All Black training



  • Anyone know if there are any public sessions at Lensbury?



  • Have sent a message to my contact within the All Blacks set up asking him that question for you pakman. Will let you know when (if) I get an answer. Don't suppose I will get it until tomorrow morning NZ time if he does respond as they will probably be at either training or some sponsors promotion at the moment and I don't fancy staying awake any longer tonight. Have asked same contact for tickets for my nephew for the Baabaas game yesterday but strangely no response, way different from not so long ago when the boot was on the other foot!



  • @pakman said in All Black training:

    @higgins said in All Black training:

    Have sent a message to my contact within the All Blacks set up asking him that question for you pakman. Will let you know when (if) I get an answer. Don't suppose I will get it until tomorrow morning NZ time if he does respond as they will probably be at either training or some sponsors promotion at the moment and I don't fancy staying awake any longer tonight. Have asked same contact for tickets for my nephew for the Baabaas game yesterday but strangely no response, way different from not so long ago when the boot was on the other foot!

    Cheers, mate!



  • @pakman said in All Black training:

    Anyone know if there are any public sessions at Lensbury?

    I don't think they can do public sessions there. I could be wrong though.



  • @higgins could u find out please where in wales (what Hotel) staying at please?



  • The answer about whether an open training session is being held at Lensbury I received went along the lines of
    "That's where we stay and I think he can come along and watch as the field we train at is just outside the hotel we are staying at"

    It is not very specific as their is no specific mention of what hotel they are staying at other than they are training at a ground close to the hotel. Neither is there any mention of training times but it is all the information I received.
    Crucial, you are also right about the All Blacks generally holding closed training sessions other than the very occasional one open for public relations purposes where they do little more than stretches and fitness work so I doubt the public will be admitted anyway.
    Sorry I can't be more specific but that is all I received (not even any leak of the team to play the Baabaas which will definitely be known in house by now).
    Regarding the Cardiff hotel Family Man I will see what I can come up with but it is a fair way off time wise and I doubt my contact is even thinking that far ahead. Not even sure whether they will be allowed to divulge things like that as they try to retain as much privacy for the players as possible. Will let you know via PM closer to the time if I am allowed to.



  • @higgins Cheers, Higgins. Sounds like they're staying at the Lensbury Resort itself (Shell/BP sports club which has opened hotel) where there is a full sized rugby pitch. Pretty much down the road from Twickenham and looks out over Thames.

    Seem to recall ABs have previously stayed in Hilton when in Cardiff.



  • Yeah I mentioned to him that Lensbury was not far from Twickers and close to the river so maybe you are right even though he did not specifically confirm that is where they are staying. Still no mention re tickets for my nephew!



  • @pakman yep, they are staying at Lansbury resort itself and use the facilities there including fields, gym and pool.
    I think the management may have done a deal with the place to use it as the base for a few years. It's a good setup and means they don't have to travel around



  • @family-man said in All Black training:

    @higgins could u find out please where in wales (what Hotel) staying at please?

    Getting in early to set up cameras and microphones in the bathrooms?



  • @mn5 said in All Black training:

    @family-man said in All Black training:

    @higgins could u find out please where in wales (what Hotel) staying at please?

    Getting in early to set up cameras and microphones in the bathrooms?

    Ha ha yeah