Centre Kerrod Holland discusses the challenges he faces adapting to life as an NRL player.
Kerrod Holland spent 2015 playing for the Singleton Greyhounds before being named in the NSW Cup Team of the Year.
The 23-year-old signed a two-year contract to join the Bulldogs and has made the most of his opportunity.
A late bloomer and 10 first grade games later, the goal kicking centre is adapting to life as an NRL player.
“It’s been challenging, but it’s a challenge you enjoy week in and week out,” Holland said.
“Becoming a first grade footballer, I think that’s something you have got to learn to love and I definitely do.”
The week to week grind of the NRL competition is a battle of its own.
Playing consistent footy is your focus as a player, but the mental challenge to be up every week is what Holland is still looking to apply to his game to be at his best every week.
“I think physically you get there over the pre-season, but I think it’s more mentally challenging.
“That’s something that I am really focusing on and it’s handy having guys with the experience here at the Bulldogs.
“I’m thankful for that and hopefully I can continue to put my best foot forward for the team.”
TWO of the NRL's most explosive teams clash when the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs host the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday evening.
The two clubs haved played out some of the competitions most tense games in recent years and this is one is sure to carry on that tradition.