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Kruise Leeming says NRL is a cut above Super League

Former Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos player Kruise Leeming is now a Gold Coast Titan.

Speaking on the club’s website he gave a run down of his arrival and what attracted the hooker to the Queensland club:

“I don’t feel jet-lagged or anything like that, I was just saying that if we’d had training today then I’d have been ready to go.

“It’s been a good career so far full of challenges and this is a new one that I’m really looking forward to.

“Knowing Justin from the Super League and what he did with St Helens was a massive attraction for me.

“I’ve always wanted to challenge myself in the NRL and it seemed the right timing to come over here, with the connection that Justin has with Super League.

“The club being such a young club with young leaders and a sprinkling of experience in there is something that really appealed to me.”

He emphasised the role Justin Holbrook played in getting him there:

“I knew of him, we had spoken in passing on the field but I wouldn’t say I knew him as a person but I know his accolades, what he achieved and how highly regarded he is.

“Also how smart he is with his tactics and the certain way he coaches and that’s something as a hooker that really appeals to me, so I can’t wait to work under him.”

He then underlined how he feels the NRL is a cut above Super League:

“I feel that Super League is a good competition but I think the NRL is the strongest competition, I think nobody is under any illusions there.

“Obviously like you say Saints did bridge that gap a little bit but I think across the board if you took any team out of the NRL, the athletes you’ve got over here, the pace of the game, the magnitude of the media and the stuff around the game is massive over here.

“It’s the main sport that everybody is wanting to play. All the best athletes in England there’s football there that people go play whereas over here it’s rugby league, that’s why the pool is so much bigger and that raises the intensity of each game and the competition for places which makes the competition a better place to play in.

“I want to be playing week in week out, that’s what I’ve come here to do. I’ve not come here to have a look around and see the different facilities or way of living. I’ve come here to play rugby league, that’s my job and that’s what I’ve come here to do.”

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