Stan Martin (rugby league)

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Stan Martin
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1959-1981 Richmond Bulldogs
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1992-1993 Marist Saints
1994–1995 Counties Manukau 50 32 3 15 64
1995–1999 Whitehaven
Total 50 32 3 15 64
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2000 Cook Islands 3 0 1 2 0

Stan Martin is a New Zealand rugby league coach and former player who coached the Cook Islands in the 2000 World Cup. Martin also coached the Kiwi Ferns to win the Woman's World Cup in 2008.

Playing career[edit]

A Richmond Bulldogs player in the Auckland Rugby League competition, Martin won the Rothville Trophy in 1980 as the Premier One player of the year. He toured Australia in 1973 with the Auckland under-23 side. [1]

Coaching career[edit]

Martin began his career coaching the Marist Saints in the Auckland Rugby League.[2]

Martin was the inaugural coach of the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup between 1994 and 1995. At the end of the 1994 season he was named the coach of the year.[3] In 1995 Martin was also the coach of the Junior Kiwis.[4]

Martin then left New Zealand, signing with Whitehaven in England. He coached Whitehaven for four years before returning to New Zealand.[5] During his time at Whitehaven he enticed a number of New Zealand players to join the club; Aaron Lester, David Fatialofa, Leroy Joe, Siose Muliumu and Gus Malietoa-Brown.[6] He still retains close links with the club.[7]

At the 2000 World Cup Martin coached the Cook Islands team.[8]

In 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2005 Martin coached the Auckland side.[9]

In 2005 Martin was appointed coach of the Kiwi Ferns, the New Zealand national women's rugby league team.[5] He remained in this position until 2010, when he shifted to the role of technical advisor.[10][11]

Since 2009 Martin has been a registered player agent for the NRL.[12][13]


  1. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4. p.224.
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.106
  3. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.98
  4. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995. p.161
  5. ^ a b Tri-Nations Tour Diary Sunday Star-Times, 6 November 2005
  6. ^ Aaron Lester: Why I quit Haven Whitehaven News, 23 September 2010
  7. ^ Ex-boss Stan Martin eyeing up foreign talent for Whitehaven News & Star, 8 December 2010
  8. ^ Kiwis will test survival hope of Islands The Independent, 2 November 2000
  9. ^ Jessup, Peter (29 June 2004). "Rugby League: Aucklanders must back up after NSW Country clash". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Woman Appointed As Kiwi Ferns Head NZRL, 23 March 2010
  11. ^ 'Surprise' callup for rising star Hawke's Bay Today, 23 October 2008
  12. ^ McLean, Glenn (2 December 2009). "Storm of interest in signing Taranaki teen". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  13. ^ Player Agents RLPA