Former Super League player Jason Demetriou has returned to the UK but this time as assistant coach to Wayne Bennett with the Brisbane Broncos.
The Broncos are here in the UK for this Saturday’s clash with the 2016 League Leader Shield winner Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
“It is great to be back,” Demetriou told Sky Sports “I am feeling the cold a bit but it has brought back a lot of fond memories.
“You let the players know about the atmosphere and the noise that will come – Warrington will make a lot of noise.
“Their English-based players will be up for this and they will be coming hard.”
“We are still in pre-season mode and have two or three weeks until the season starts so we have a lot still to work on,”
“But we have to be mindful that the players have done a lot of travelling and are out of their routine.
“There are different climates and different grounds and all that comes into play, but at the end of the day there is a job to do and they have to perform and do that.
“We need to keep building our game and understand who we are and who we want to be for 2017.
“It’s about going into that game and getting some confidence we can take into round one.”