THE Nausori Cowboys rugby league club will be working together with the North Queensland Cowboys this season.
The cowboys are hoping to establish a recruitment pathway for the NRL club. The club has affiliated with the Fiji National Rugby League this season.
Formerly known as the Nausori Bulldogs, the Cowboys are hoping that the new name will bring good tidings to the club.
Next week, the Queensland Cowboys will present the Nausori-based club a set of jersey.
"We are looking forward to meet with officials from our brother club the Queensland Cowboys. They will be bringing in our jerseys and training gear. We are so thankful to Wise Kativerata who is behind all this and making this connection possible," team official Ovalase Toduadua said.
He said they were delighted with the response from players at training. Toduadua said they had entered their second phase of off-season training.
He said the players were basically learning the basic skills of the 13-man code. Last Saturday, the team management conducted a fitness test.
"The response we had was very positive. Lots of boys have joined in. The maximum number we had in one training session was 40. We had our fitness test on Saturday. The result gave us what we need to work on in terms of fitness.
"Our trainer and coaching stuff will put together a program drawn from the fitness test result for our second phase of pre-season training," he said.
Toduadua urged under-15 to U19 players who are interested in representing the club to attend training at the Lelean Memorial School grounds in Davuilevu every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.