The Rainbow Warriors won't line up against the Golden Bears of Cal until Saturday but they spent Wednesday here in Sydney tackling a different kind of animal.
At a press conference in Sydney on Tuesday, Coach Nick Rolovich joked that it was “dangerous to cuddle with koalas”.
After the 'Bows got up close and personal. Was he right?
"I made it out alive. It was tempting, they are super cute. They wouldn't let us touch them but we made it out alive” said Damien Packer, UH Senior Defensive Back.
The 'Bows spent most of their first two days in Australia within the confines of Olympic Park.
Fitting, then, that their first day to get wild down under was with the kangaroos at the Taronga Zoo.
"It's different, they're not like how they are in movies. It's weird to see them in real life and in person so they definitely lived up to the hype. I have never seen them before so it’s exciting" said Damien Packer, UH Senior Defensive Back.
The ‘Bows say its one of the experiences they were most looking forward to during their time in Sydney.
“It’s definitely a blessing. I have never seen anything like it. We definitely go the game in mind but we are having fun when we can” said Damien Packer, UH Senior Defensive Back.
From here its back to Olympic Park for the Rainbow Warriors. They will have practice there a little later.
Reporting from the Taronga Zoo in north Sydney Australia Ian Scheuring Hawaii News Now.
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