Grant loves his footy

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By JIM ALOUAT

EACH time Isis Devils cap­tain Peter Grant runs out onto the field, he leaves noth­ing in the tank.

And he wouldn’t want it any other way.

The 29-year-old front-rower said he loved rugby league and mod­elled his play­ing style on Can­ter­bury Bull­dogs and Queens­land State of Ori­gin star Steve Price.

“He wasn’t the flashiest player but just went out there and did his job,” he said.

“I like to think I do the same.”

It’s been a mixed few weeks for the Devils.

The team had an emo­tional, hard-fought win against ti­tle favourites Her­vey Bay (26–18) a few weeks ago, but was hum­bled two weeks ago by a ram­pag­ing Broth­ers out­fit (38–6).

“The feel­ing we had out there against Broth­ers just wasn’t the same as the Her­vey Bay game,” he said.

“Once they got that lead up it was hard to chase down – we did a lot bet­ter in the sec­ond half but weren’t able to claw it back.”

De­spite the win against Her­vey Bay, he be­lieved they were the side to beat in 2015.

“As far as I can see, Her­vey Bay is very strong, but you can never rule out Broth­ers,” he said.

With a week off dur­ing the Easter break, Grant said he had rested up with some fish­ing but had also been hard at work with his life away from footy.

“My old man owns a pas­sion­fruit farm and I work on that,” he said.

“It’s a pretty de­mand­ing job, seven days a week.”

Grant said he had grown fond of his role on and off the field as a leader of the Devils and be­lieved the mate­ship de­vel­oped by the team was the club’s great­est as­set.

“I have been play­ing for Childers for about five years, give or take,” he said,

“We are try­ing to de­velop our younger play­ers and bring them through.

“I re­mem­ber when I started out, I re­ally looked up to the older play­ers.

“I’m just try­ing to do my best to steer the young fel­las in the right di­rec­tion.”

Grant said he knew the side would need to work hard against Wal­la­roos this week­end at Mary­bor­ough.

“We are go­ing to have to lift our game com­pared to how we played against Broth­ers,” he said.

Peter Grant

He wasn’t the flashiest player but just went out there and did his job.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

FULL-ON: Peter Grant of the Devils makes a run in the clash with Broth­ers at Sal­ter Oval, Bund­aberg, on March 28.

Devils’ Peter Grant and Broth­ers’ Joel McCrae go toe-to-toe in the game at Sal­ter Oval, Bund­aberg.

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