One of Hawthorn’s cult heroes and part of the ruck contingent, Max Lynch, recently joined Talking Hawks to discuss his time at Hawthorn, how David Hale is assisting the rucks with extra training and how the rucks are working together to spur each other on to build their games.
Max spoke about David Hale’s role as the ruck coach and how the four young ruckmen work together to build techniques and continue to build their games while driving each other in the pursuit of being the number one ruckman at the club.
Lynch also spoke about the some specific changes to training so far under new High Performance Manager, Peter Burge, including an importance on higher intensity in training.
He noted that these methods were to help build speed and how this will help the team be able to be more consistent in delivering the game plan, implemented by head coach Sam Mitchell.
Amongst other positive notes on the track, Lynch noted how Fergus Greene brings massive amounts of energy to the club and is helping to provide lots of enthusiasm during the preseason.
Max discussed how Hawthorn supporters can look forward to a more consistent year this year on the park and that there’ll be lots of enjoyable moments to watch as the young group continues their rise up the ladder.
Listen to the full interview to hear more about Max’s career, which injured Hawk has had surgery and how he’s recovering and the team’s preseason leading into the round one clash against Essendon at the MCG.