New coach Huxley confident Penrith are on track ahead of 2017 season

New Penrith coach Julian Huxley believes his side is on the right track ahead of the start of the Shute Shield season, but admitted 2017 isn’t going to be easy. The former Wallaby took over from Jeremy Paul late last year and is looking to build the Emus back into a competitive force after a number of disappointing seasons. “We played Norths last month and there were some really encouraging signs. We’ve got a lot of work to do but it gave the boys a good indication of where they need to get to by the start of the Shute Shield season,” he told Rugby News. “Some nights we’ve had more than 80 at training, we just need to be more consistent in how we train if we want to be successful. Over the entire off season we would have had more than 100 grade players come and train so we know that the raw playing numbers are there, we just need to stick at it and make the club a fun place to be. In a disappointing 2016 season, Penrith leaked on average more than 60 points per m
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