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Kerrod Holland speaks after the loss to the Broncos about the match, playing on Suncorp Stadium and what lies ahead for the club.

Holland was a late inclusion into the Bulldogs line-up after winger Sam Perrett pulled out of the match with a neck injury and for the 2016 rookie, getting his first taste of Suncorp Stadium was an experience.

“It’s a different atmosphere up here. You can hardly here anything out there and the headgear didn’t help,” Holland said.

“The atmosphere was electric and it’s a great stadium to play at.”


In what was a tight contest for the first 40 minutes the only statistic where the Broncos had a decided edge at full-time was the error count where they handed the ball over on only seven occasions compared to Canterbury's 16.

“We were just our own worst enemy through our silly mistakes.

“We were right in the game at half-time, but turning over cheap ball and allowing the Broncos to get repeat sets of six wasn’t the way we wanted to finish the game.”

Holland himself created plenty of talk during the match after taking to field with white head gear in the second 40.

“It wasn’t the preferred choice, but the medical staff said I had to wear it after the little cut on the head. It was either that or get stitched up at half-time.”

The Bulldogs will now head back to Sydney with their final two games being played on home turf and with two weeks to go until the finals begin, Holland believes the side can fix things up quickly if they cut the errors out of their game.

“We need to put this game behind us pretty quick and if we cut the errors out, there’s not a team that can go set for set with our big boys.

“We know that and it’s something we need to work on coming into finals with two weeks to go.”

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