Former Singleton Greyhounds junior Kerrod Holland faces Wests Tigers in all-important NRL clash

Former Singleton Greyhounds junior Kerrod Holland. Pic: NRL.COM
Former Singleton Greyhounds junior Kerrod Holland. Pic: NRL.COM

FORMER Singleton Greyhounds junior Kerrod Holland will have an opportunity to impress under-fire Canterbury coach Dean Pay in round seven of the NRL this weekend.

The goalkicking three-quarter replaces the suspended Christian Crichton as the Bulldogs attempt to topple the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday, June 28.

Even though Canterbury has won its past three games against Michael Maguire's men, Pay is under immense pressure after the side's poor start to the Telstra Premiership.

It's also been a topsy-turvy season for Holland, with the 27-year-old only making two appearances in the top grade so far.

Since his debut for the club in 2016, he's played 62 games for the Bulldogs and crossed the tryline on 18 occasions.

He boasts a goalkicking percentage of 75 as well.

But, the 2015 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year centre is reportedly off contract at the end of 2020, so he's keen to make every post a winner on the field.

While Holland takes over from Crichton in the backline, Jack Cogger will join the interchange bench.

Team mate Nick Meaney has recovered from his hip flexor strain, too, and could be a late inclusion, along with Aiden Tolman.