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