The AIG Men’s Collegiate All-Americans are in Australia on their Tour to Queensland sponsored by WellDog. They will play three matches in the span of eight days before returning home. The following is a blog post from one of the All-Americans on tour, Bryce Campbell of Indiana University.
The day started off with an early training session at the beautiful University of Queensland. It is a bit warmer here in Brisbane compared to Toowoomba, which is very nice. We focused on defensive structure and fixed the issues that we were having Saturday against Darling Downs. We are meshing well as a group and could not be more excited for the challenges to come with Brothers RFC and the Queensland Barbarians. After training we were given a tour of the campus by a wonderful alumnus of UQ. It is a state-of-the-art campus, full of lively students and faculty. We enjoyed another fantastic bar-b-q lunch supported by Gentlemen of Aspen with our friends from WellDog and the president of athletics at UQ, a Canadian who shares our love for rugby. After lunch we headed back to our hotel to get off our feet and do some recovery work. We were lucky enough to get some time in the pool. It was a wonderful 0 degrees, and made an ice bath seem warm. Next players met individually with the coaches to have a chat about what they did well and what they can improve on for the rest of the tour. This was a great chance for players to become crystal clear on their job in the coming days. We finished the day with a home-cooked meal prepared by Coach Justin Hickey and our physio, Ben Schuler. We were not let down to say the least. Some snags, chicken, and potatoes were exactly what the boys needed to end another great day in Brisbane.