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Aaron Bryans  January 6, 2016 1:15 PM

Jack Hannath has looked to improve his endurance after playing three senior games in 2015.

Jack Hannath has looked to improve his endurance after playing three senior games in 2015.

Fremantle ruckman Jack Hannath is looking to improve his match fitness through a new training program alongside forward Matthew Taberner.

“As part of our conditioning and running component, we’ve been doing a bit more game simulation,” he said.

“A bit of running mixed in with wrestling and some burpees and a few other fun things like that.

“We’re back and right into footy and everything at the moment.”

The 24-year-old has looked to improve his endurance after playing three senior games in the 2015 season, following solid performances for Peel Thunder.

“I’ve been doing a lot of work so far in the pre-season in the forward and the midfield and the ruck rotation as well,” he said.

“[I’m] trying to develop my game and make myself a more rounded player.”

Much to the delight of Hannath, Fremantle’s ruck department received a significant boost during the off-season with the addition of former Hawthorn premiership player David Hale to the coaching team.

“I’ve spent a bit of time with him,” he said.

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“He’s come from a successful team at Hawthorn, a triple premiership player, so he’s been a wealth of knowledge and experience.

“It’s been good to get a lot out of him, he’s really helping me develop so far in the pre-season.”

Hannath said he’s happy to be back after a relaxing return home to Adelaide.

“I had a really good off season and went back home to Adelaide."