Trent Merrin childhood obese, Penrith Panthers, injury, NSW Blues Origin selection

TRENT Merrin is living proof it’s not what is on the outside, but what’s on the inside that truly makes a rugby league champion.

Described by the man himself as “obese” throughout childhood, Merrin’s determination moulded him into the 175-game NRL star we now see charging into opposition defences each week for Penrith.

Now 27 years old, Merrin has won an NRL premiership with his beloved St George Illawarra, represented NSW 13 times and his country three times.

It’s a far cry from the child who was bullied at school for his body shape.

“I was an obese kid growing up and I had to fight so many challenges going through school, getting bullied, picked on for my size,” Merrin told League Life.

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