AFL – West Coast Eagles superstar ruckman Nic Natanui (pictured) has played down rumours he might be suffering a reocurrence of the groin injury that has seen him miss a lot of footy in the last few years.

Natanui has been using an adjusted cross fit program as part of his pre – season program leading to suggestions that the groin problem may have flared up again.

Natanui had possibly his best season last year as West Coast played themselves into a grand final berth and says he’s ready for another excellent season.