Te Maire Martin
2 October 1995|
Tokoroa, New Zealand
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (13 st 10 lb)|
As of 11 October 2018
Te Maire Martin (born 2 October 1995) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League. Martin primarily plays as a five-eighth and fullback. A New Zealand international, he previously played for Penrith Panthers.
Born in Tokoroa, New Zealand, Martin is of Māori descent, specifically Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Waikato Tainui Iwi (tribe). Martin played his junior football for Turangawaewae before moving to the Gold Coast, Australia and attended Keebra Park State High School on a scholarship.
Martin was signed by the Wests Tigers and played in their Holden Cup team in 2014 and 2015, where he played in 40 matches and scored 15 tries. In both seasons of his Holden Cup career, Martin was named as the five-eighth in the Holden Cup Team of the Year. On 18 October 2014, Martin played for the Junior Kiwis against the Junior Kangaroos, playing at five-eighth and kicked the game-winning field goal, giving the Kiwis the 15-14 victory at Mt Smart Stadium. On 2 May 2015, Martin again played for the Junior Kiwis at five-eighth against the Junior Kangaroos, scoring a try in the 22-20 loss at Cbus Super Stadium.
Martin signed with the Penrith Panthers for the 2016 NRL season and played in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines tournament. In Round 3 Martin made his NRL debut playing at five-eighth against the Brisbane Broncos. He scored a try and kicked the match winning field goal in the Panthers 23-22 win at Penrith Stadium. After playing just 6 games in the NRL, he suffered a season ending shoulder injury in Round 8 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He finished off the season playing 6 games, scoring 2 tries and 1 field goal.
After starting the season with the Panthers and playing seven first grade games, Martin moved to the North Queensland Cowboys mid-season on a three-year deal. In Round 17, he made his debut for the Cowboys, starting at five-eighth against the Canberra Raiders, scoring 2 tries in his club debut.  On 1 October, Martin started at five-eighth in the Cowboys' 2017 NRL Grand Final loss to the Melbourne Storm, scoring the side's only try.
Martin started at five-eighth in Round 1 of the 2018 NRL season, filling in for the injured Michael Morgan and playing alongside Johnathan Thurston for the first time. When Morgan returned in Round 3, Martin played of the interchange for a number of games. In June, he started at five-eighth for New Zealand in their 36-18 loss to England at Mile High Stadium in Denver.
Later in the season, Martin shifted to fullback when Morgan was ruled out for the season, playing five games in the position.
- Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
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