“I’m back and there has been a reshuffle among our staff but the culture here was like in Queensland,” Kerr said on the second day of the Dragon in 2021 training.
“I don’t want to say anything bad over the years but it’s the freshness of everything.
“The culture they’re creating here just reminds me of being in the (original) camp.”
Kerr has apparently pulled out a page from Bennett’s book: he has already reminded his teammates to talk about the prospect of climbing the NRL ladder.
“I’ve been telling the boys before – we’ve always been trapped by dragons to talk about how good our team is and how we’re going to do well. And then we won’t do eight. It’s embarrassing, “Kerr said.
“We always say we are going to do these things but we never do it. Not trying to hear big or anything else but I want to do it.
“I just went out there, played well and won games (without) letting you know how good we are going without making eight in the last few years.
“I don’t want to be rude, but we’ve been in this trap for many years.”
The “best month” of Kerr’s life – the Origin camp – also provided inspiration for Propm, who wanted to make her debut in Queensland sooner than later.
“I just thought, ‘I can only be myself’ in that camp and in that culture and the environment that they have – and you can definitely see that,” Kerr said.
“To train Wayne Bennett – he was old when I was younger – it was insane.”
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Sam is a sports reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald.
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