Te Maire Martin

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Te Maire Martin
Te Maire Martin Penrith.jpg
Personal information
Born (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 23)
Tokoroa, New Zealand
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Five-eighth, Fullback

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–17 Penrith Panthers 13 4 0 1 17
2017– North Queensland 35 7 0 0 28
Total 48 11 0 1 45
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016–18 New Zealand 4 3 0 0 12
As of 11 October 2018
Source: [1]

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.

Background[edit]

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.

Playing career[edit]

Martin playing for the Wests Tigers

Early career[edit]

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.[2] In both seasons of his Holden Cup career, Martin was named as the five-eighth in the Holden Cup Team of the Year.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

On 24 September 2015, Martin was named in the New Zealand Kiwis training squad for their tour of Great Britain, but did not make the final squad.[6]

2016[edit]

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.[7][8] After playing just 6 games in the NRL, he suffered a season ending shoulder injury in Round 8 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[9] He finished off the season playing 6 games, scoring 2 tries and 1 field goal.

On 11 November, Martin made his Test debut for New Zealand, coming off the interchange in their 18-all draw with Scotland.

2017[edit]

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. [10] 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.

On 5 October, Martin was named in the New Zealand squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.[11]

2018[edit]

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.[12] 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.[13]

Later in the season, Martin shifted to fullback when Morgan was ruled out for the season, playing five games in the position.[14]

Statistics[edit]

NRL[edit]

Statistics are correct to the end of the 2018 season[15]
Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2016 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 6 2 0 0 8
2017 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 7 2 0 0 8
2017 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 12 6 0 0 24
2018 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 23 1 0 0 4
Career totals 48 11 0 0 44

International[edit]

Season Team Matches T G GK % F/G Pts
2016 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
2017 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 2 3 0 0 0
2018 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 1 0 0 0 0
Career totals 4 3 0 0 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Te Maire Martin - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. 1995-10-02. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ "Te Maire Martin secures future".
  3. ^ "2015 Holden Cup Team of the Year". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League - NRL.com.
  4. ^ "Kiwi kids cause Kangaroos upset". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League - NRL.com.
  5. ^ DAVID LONG (2 May 2015). "Junior Kangaroos edge Junior Kiwis by two in thriller on Gold Coast". Stuff.
  6. ^ "Five more added to Kiwis training squad". sports.yahoo.com. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Fatigue put Martin in right place". NRL - The official site of the National Rugby League - NRL.com.
  8. ^ STEVE ZEMEK (19 March 2016). "Former Junior Kiwi Te Maire Martin boots Penrith Panthers to win on debut". Stuff.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  10. ^ NRL Digital Media. "Martin signed on multi-year deal". Cowboys. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  11. ^ Media, NRL Digital. "[RLWC2017] Trio picked for Kiwis".
  12. ^ https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/sport/martin-relishing-his-cowboys-roller-coaster-ride/news-story/b2e620a29823e0bc0324a60a97c84e66
  13. ^ https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/cowboys/north-queensland-to-assess-te-maire-martin-after-gruelling-flight-back-from-denver-test/news-story/8962c6917346f2bcae9bb08b26b46a78
  14. ^ https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/cowboys/te-maire-martin-says-he-can-be-north-queenslands-fullback-of-the-future/news-story/ec5800c85c0def7e3b99c835736e6e6a
  15. ^ http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/te-maire-martin/summary.html

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