Joe Greenwood says the sucess of James Graham down under has inpsired him to have a crack in the NRL.
Graham starred for Greenwood’s former club St Helens be joining Canterbury.
“That’s the biggest thing in a rugby league career, it’s a short life and you need to test yourself as much as you can,” Greenwood told NRL.com.
“I love challenges and it’s going to be a big test but watching ‘Jammer’ coming through the ranks, I used to basically idolise him and then he’s done really well for Canterbury and he’s kicked on and hopefully I can do the same.”
Greenwood could make his NRL debut in round one for Gold Coast against the Roosters.
“It’s going to be tough,” he said.
“I’ve heard from the Aussies and the Kiwis in the Super League that it’s a bit different so it’s going to be a big challenge for me and I can’t wait to get on with it and step up to it.
“I like challenges and that’s why I came over here. To challenge myself and hopefully win stuff with the team.
“I expect it to be a lot quicker. With the pitches it’s going to be a fast track so hopefully get up to speed with that.
“It’s not going to be too much different physical wise so I’m ready to get into it.”