Martin Kennedy (rugby league)
20 February 1989 |
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||122 kg (19 st 3 lb)|
|As of 21 December 2014|
Martin Kennedy (born 20 February 1989 in Lismore, New South Wales) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. He plays as a Prop.
In 29 October 2014, Kennedy was released from the last two years of his contract to explore other options. A day later on 30 October 2014, Kennedy announced on social media that he was returning to his former club the Sydney Roosters for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
In March 2015, Kennedy was issued with an infraction notice for possession and use of banned testosterone-based substances. 
Kennedy captained the 2007 Australian Schoolboys team, with future 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.
In 2013 Kennedy was picked as Queensland's 18th man in game two of the series.
- Martin Kennedy rugbyleagueproject.org
- Brisbane Broncos sign star Sydney Roosters prop Martin Kennedy to three-year deal, The Daily Telegraph, 25 July 2013
- "About Us". snakeranch.com.au. Snake Ranch. Retrieved 28 February 2015.