While temperatures are dropping here in the North West of England, Wigan Warriors players are enjoying some winter sun on their backs on the Algarve.
The players departed at the end of last week for six days of warm weather training. Wigan are based at Browns Sport and Leisure Club at the resort of Vilamoura.
The complex is used by a number of football and rugby clubs and includes a 120m x 80m grass sports field, exclusive 150sq metre gymnasium with heavy weight equipment, a 200 sq metre gymnasium, 2 fitness studios, a full size sand pitch,a 1 km jogging track, indoor heated swimming pool ,outdoor swimming pool , an all weather astroturf pitch and 3 tennis courts.
Ian Millward has planned two sessions a day working on both general fitness and rugby skills with the new season now just three weeks away.
Pictured above are Mickey Higham, Sean O'Loughlin and Michael McIlorum with Iafeta Paleaaesina, Dennis Moran, Ian Millward and Steve Walsh in the background.