Ian Martin (rugby league)

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Ian Martin
Personal information
Born (1951-07-01) 1 July 1951 (age 67)
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Lock

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1969–78 Manly-Warringah 155 34 0 0 102
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1972 New South Wales 1 0 0 0 0
1975 Country NSW 1 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]Whiticker/Hudson

Ian Martin (born 1951) is an Australian rugby league footballer of the 1970s, and was a multi premiership winning player with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

Career[edit]

Ian Martin was graded as a 16-year-old with Manly in 1967. He played nine seasons of first grade football with Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles between 1969-1974 and 1976-1978. Ian Martin holds the rare distinction of playing in six grand finals with Manly, winning four of them. His first was in the side that lost the 1970 Grand Final to Souths. He then starred in the winning Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles teams of 1972, 1973, 1976 and the 1978 draw and replay.

He started his career as a brilliant five-eighth, and finished his career as a lock-forward. Ian Martin played 155 first grade games, and scored 34 tries during his career. His only representative appearances were for New South Wales in 1972, and after a short stint as the captain-coach of Sawtell, New South Wales in 1975, he represented N.S.W. Country Firsts that year. Martin retired at the conclusion of the 1978 NSWRFL season.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RLP
  2. ^ Alan Whiticker/Glen Hudson: Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. 1995 (ISBN 1875169571).