It’s the day the Hull Kingston Rovers squad regret eating all those pigs in blankets and mince pies.
Chris Chester’s men report back to training today after a short Christmas break, with the Rovers head coach warning his players to ‘be prepared’ for a gruelling schedule ahead of the Super League season.
Preparations shall continue on home soil, with the club deciding against the opportunity to train in warmer climates abroad.
What’s quite in store for Chester’s isn’t completely transparent, but he has made plans to keep them on their toes.
“We’re going to keep our preparations under wraps but I’ve told the boys to come prepared for January 4,” Chester told the Hull Daily Mail.
“There’ll be no warm-weather trips to Cyprus or Florida, that’s for sure.
“The boys have been working very hard and we’ve been putting a lot more work into the guys.
“There seems to be a really good feel about the place and all the boys have got on with the job.”