No Excuses For Kangaroos: Woods
Aaron Woods believes Australia are getting the ideal preparation for the Four Nations tournament this week at the home of English soccer.
The Kangaroos are training at St George's Park National Football Centre, the home of the England Football Association, which opened in 2012 and boasts state-of-the-art facilities.
"They've got 14 fields here, the recovery centre's unbelievable, the gym's crazy. It's just – I've never been a part of anything that looks this amazing," Woods said.
"So we've got some really good resources to use, so we've got to back it up and play some good footy now.
"It's just crazy being here. The things we're surrounded by, it's unbelievable."
Woods missed Australia's 26-6 win over New Zealand in Perth earlier this month due to his wedding, but is expected to be recalled when the Four Nations begins this weekend.
The Wests Tigers skipper and NSW Origin star may have five Tests to his name so far but still admits he is in awe of some of the talent in the Kangaroos squad.
"You look around and you see the likes of Johnathan Thurston, Cameron Smith, Greg Inglis, Matty Scott – it's just crazy. You're playing the best of the best," he said.
"So you sit there and pinch yourself some days but then again you're thinking, 'well I've got a job to do here as well'.
"So I'm really looking forward to each game, and can't wait to play with the boys."
Australia takes on Scotland on Saturday morning (6am AEDT) to kick off the 2016 Four Nations, with England facing New Zealand in the early hours of Sunday morning, Australian time.
This article first appeared on NRL.com