A rugby league ace is hoping to be able to keep his eye on the ball in a very different – but equally tough – setting.
Former Leeds Rhinos hooker Matt Diskin is now looking to tackle the property market scrum in a new role.
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Matt, who switched to play for Bradford Bulls recently, has also taken the job of director of Millennia Property.
He is going head on into property after a successful Leeds Rhinos career.
The 28-year-old might not need shin pads or a mouth guard for the office but he believes he can use the discipline he has gained on the field to good advantage when putting many a prop forward to new tenants.
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Matt will cover Yorkshire for the property business.
He said: "Rugby is my passion and I have no plans to stop playing but
the drive and the passion that I have for the sport could help me to make Millennia Property a really big success.
"No matter what I do, I want to put everything I have got in the tank into it. I have high expectations of myself and I want that to be reflected not only on the pitch but on Millennia Property.
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"I understand that this is not really what many people would expect of a Super League player but I feel that I can make an impression on any industry. It just so happens that I have quite an extensive knowledge of the property market.
"I am really excited about being a director of a fantastic and fast growing company. It is almost as good as putting the ball down over the try line."
Matthew has three years left on his Bradford Bulls contract but pledged that he can do both jobs.
He said: "I have set myself a lot of high targets and I have to push myself to reach them.
"I enjoy working hard and I am sure that I can continue to have a successful rugby career with the Bulls and a successful career with Millennia Property.
"I am always on the go and that really suits the director's position that I have. There are always improvements to be made and I intend to keep improving as a professional rugby player and as the director of
Millennia Property was established in 2005 and today manages more than 200 properties on behalf of landlords, as well as finding tenants for unmanaged properties.