On a brisk Coffs Coast winter morning the NSW Blues prove how tough they are in the ice bath.
On a brisk Coffs Coast winter morning the NSW Blues prove how tough they are in the ice bath. Rob Wright

NSW Blues show sporting colours before leaving Coffs Coast

THE NSW Blues have wrapped up the Coffs Harbour stopover and are on the way back to Sydney to prepare for Wednesday's confrontation with Queensland.

Players spent a leisurely final Saturday at Novotel Pacific Bay and most showed their colours as all-round sporting fans.

With Australia playing Chile at the World Cup in Brazil, a bunch including Josh Reynolds were up early to cheer on the Socceroos.

They caught the first half of the match before the call arrived for the final training session at 9am.

"We just did a lot of defensive stuff and fitness," Reynolds said.

"After the session I did quite a bit of work on my kicking with Freddy (Fittler)."

With his mind still on the soccer, the five-eighth was disappointed with the outcome.

"It's a shame Australia didn't win," he said.

"They played really well in that second half from what I heard."

After an ice bath and recovery session, the group spent the afternoon watching the AFL clash between Sydney Swans and Port Adelaide before an early night.

Whatever the outcome on Wednesday night, the squad will make their way back to the Coffs Coast later in the month to prepare for game three in Brisbane.



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