Premier Rugby: Tik Tok and Zoom shelved, as tighter Wests group turn attention to round one

By Liz Moore Despite losing several players due to Covid-19 restrictions, new Wests coach Carl Marshall is confident about the season ahead for his tighter Wests squad. Players who are now unavailable include Scott Mains for work reasons, Inoke Nalaga who returned to Fiji, Eli Moata to New Zealand, and it is unknown whether Joel Atkins will be able to make a return from Canberra. “We have lost a few guys,” said the former Brothers coach. “We’re confident. We came back last week and it was pleasing to see pretty good fitness levels.  “They’d got themselves in pretty good nick and the most pleasing part of it was just to get back together as a group.”  The squad’s wellbeing and values was something Marshall and his coaching team were very focussed on throughout the unexpected Covid-19 delay to the season. “Initially we sent out some training programmes with some weights and conditioning, then as the restrictions occurred and gyms went out the wind
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