Martin Kennedy (rugby league)
20 February 1989 |
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||191 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||118 kg (18 st 8 lb)|
|2012||Prime Minister's XIII||1||0||0||0||0|
Kennedy captained the 2007 Australian Schoolboys team, with (now current) NRL players such as Daniel Mortimer, Kieran Foran, Jake Friend, Andrew McCullough and Kevin Proctor on an undefeated tour of New Zealand.
Kennedy's State of Origin eligibility was a big talking point after an impressive showing against the Wests Tigers in Round 4 of the 2011 season. After the match Kennedy stated that he "bleeds maroon" and declared himself eligible for Queensland. This caused an uproar from NSWRL officials who believed Kennedy (who was born in Lismore, New South Wales) was not eligible for Queensland.
This was proven not to be the case as Kennedy had moved to Queensland as a 10 year old and played all his junior footy at Norths Ipswich, represented Queensland Under 17's and attended Ipswich Grammar School before signing with the Roosters in 2006 and playing for Matraville High School for one year in 2007. Kennedy was also selected to be a part of the 2011 Emerging Queensland Origin Squad in late December 2010.
- Martin Kennedy rugbyleagueproject.org
- Brisbane Broncos sign star Sydney Roosters prop Martin Kennedy to three-year deal, The Daily Telegraph, 25 July 2013