SUPER League stars visited a Huddersfield school to pass on training tips.
Players from French team Catalans Dragons took time out of training for their crunch match against Leeds Rhinos tomorrow to visit Nortonthorpe Hall School near Scissett.
The rugby league professionals showed the pupils some typical training drills and helped them work out in the school’s gym.
They included New Zealand international and ex-Warrington Wolves forward Louis Anderson, Fijian international Daryl Millard, Tongan prop forward Lopini Paea, French loose forward Jason Baitieri, Mathias Pala and Ben Fisher, who is on loan at the club from local Championship side Batley Bulldogs.
The Scissett-based school specialises in educating youngsters with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and Daryl, who plays centre for the Perpignan-based team, said he thought it was a great experience for the children.
“I think that it’s good to have a different voice for them at school and to do a little bit of physical activity,” he said.
“Rugby league is a way of expressing yourself that you can’t really do in the street so I think it can definitely help with their discipline, working in a team, having their own roles and relying on each other.”