The Shoguns first team squad has been back in training since earlyJuly and the Irish tour represents a great opportunity for the team to impress new head coach Peter Thorburn.
Commenting about the progress the team has made so far in pre-season training, Peter Thorburn said:"We'veconcentrated a lot of our training efforts on skills, drills, fitness and speed but not a lot of specific game play situations. We'll be looking to consolidate on-the-field organisation whilst we're in Ireland."
The series of games in Ireland will also provide the Shoguns' new signings
Although both Agustin Pichot and Felipe Contepomi will travel to Ireland they won't be pulling on a Shoguns shirt. The tour will probably also be toosoon for both Alex Brown and Julian White who have only recently returned to training after summer operations.
Commenting on the young players making the trip, Thorburn added: "It is an investment. They're good enough to train with the first team and they'll learn a tremendous amount and gain in experience from travelling to Ireland."