Tony Martin (rugby league)

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Tony Martin
Tony Martin Wakey.jpg
Martin playing for Wakefield Trinity in 2008
Personal information
Full name Anthony Martin
Born (1978-10-07) 7 October 1978 (age 36)
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996–1998 London Broncos 36 8 0 1 33
1998–2000 Melbourne Storm 69 20 8 0 96
2001–2003 London Broncos 79 31 179 0 482
2004–2007 NZ Warriors 53 13 109 0 270
2008–2009 Wakefield Trinity 37 12 33 0 114
2010–2011 Crusaders 41 14 1 0 58
2012 Hull 11 1 0 0 4
Total 326 99 330 1 1057
As of 7 October 2011
Source: SL Stats Rugby League Project

Tony Martin (born 7 October 1978 in Gladstone, Queensland) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays for Hull[2][3] in the Super League he previously played for Crusaders Rugby League and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League. Martin moved back to England from New Zealand Warriors on 31 July 2007 after two spells with the London Broncos either side of a move to Australia with Melbourne Storm.

Having won the 1999 Premiership, Melbourne Storm contested in the 2000 World Club Challenge against Super League Champions St Helens RLFC, with Ross playing at centre in the victory.

The veteran Australian signed a 12-month contract with Hull after being given special exemption from the overseas quota due to Crusaders' withdrawal from Super League at the end of the 2011 season. Hull have the option of a 1-year contract extension following the initial 12-month deal.

Martin plays in the Centres, but can also operate on the wing. He was also a consistent goal kicker.

With his contract at London Broncos expiring at the end of the 1998 season, the Melbourne Storm's signing of Martin was seen as a coup for the club who beat fellow NRL side Brisbane Broncos to his signature.[4] He played at centre for the Melbourne Storm in the 1999 NRL Grand Final, scoring a try in his side's victory.

Martin is famous for sporting his trademark scrum cap.

Tony Martin is eligible for the Queensland Maroons but a glut of fine centres have seen the tenacious and safe defender lose out on representative football.[citation needed]

Career highlights[edit]

  • First Grade NRL Record: 122 appearances scoring 368 points

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