LOW KEY: Sydney Roosters have been raising a sweat during a visit to Pacific Bay. Roosters.com
LOW KEY: Sydney Roosters have been raising a sweat during a visit to Pacific Bay. Roosters.com

Roosters prepare for their title defence

THE elite training centre at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort has been Sydney Roosters' ground zero during the week, as the team make its final preparations before the start of its NRL Premiership defence.

The Roosters' road show sneaked into town earlier in the week under a media blackout to work on drills in the blistering heat.

After winning last year's premiership, the Roosters will challenge English Super League Champions Wigan for the World Club Challenge at Sydney's Allianz Stadium on February 22. It is the first time the challenge has come to Australia since 1994.

The team has been training hard over the past week for the new campaign.