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But it's a tough balance for the coaches, as they try to eke as much training time as possible out of the time allotted, while still avoiding over-taxing players' bodies.

The busiest people on tour are usually the physiotherapists, and this tour is no exception. But the team has been active. After a day off on Saturday, the players took a session on the field on Sunday, and then two-a-days, one on the field one in the gym, on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday was a day off, with many players taking a trip to Chester, a city that is 2,091 years old, having been founded by the Romans in 79 BC. 

The players took in the many historical sights, but several also made a beeline to Starbucks, which doesn't have an outlet in Colwyn Bay. 

The day off was much needed and the players were back on the field on Thursday. Everyone is healthy - probably as close to 100% as any assembled national team can be. Chris Wyles will not play Saturday due to a personal commitment the Eagles coaching staff has known about for some time. 

Takudzwa Ngwenya, hoped to be able to join the team for this game, is not in camp and is highly unlikely now for the Romania match in Bucharest next week.