12
Position
Second Row
Weight
101kg
Height
180cm
Honours
Papua New Guinea
Heritage Number
1452

BIOGRAPHY

Honours:

Challenge Cup: Winner 2020

Rhyse Martin joined Leeds Rhinos in June 2019 from NRL side Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on a two and half year contract.

The second rower burst onto the NRL scene last season with the Bulldogs when he kicked 36 goals from 38 attempts in his debut season for a 94.7% success rate. He played 14 matches in 2019, scoring 4 tries as well and has added a further 11 appearances this season, kicking another 13 goals.

Born in Cairns, Queensland, he is of Papua New Guinean descent through his father, who is from Hula in the Central Province, and has ten caps for the Kumuls including the 2019 test against Samoa. Martin was raised in the Whitsundays, playing his junior rugby league for the Proserpine Brahmans. As a teenager, Martin moved to Townsville, where he attended Kirwan State High School and played for Townsville Brothers. After graduating in 2010, Martin moved to Sydney to join the Sydney Roosters.

He joined in Sydney Roosters in 2010. In 2014, Martin joined the Roosters’ NRL squad but did not make his first grade debut, spending the season playing for the their feeder club, the Newtown Jets. On 19 October 2014, Martin made his international debut for Papua New Guinea against Tonga, playing at second-row and kicking 2 goals in the 32-18 win at Lae. In 2015, Martin returned to North Queensland, joining the newly formed Intrust Super Cup team, the Townsville Blackhawks. He played alongside his Rhinos team mate Robert Lui as the Blackhawks reached the Grand Final.

He moved to the Bulldogs in 2016, making his NRL debut in Round 9 last season, starting at second-row and scoring a try with his first ever touch. Having racked up 88 points in the NRL, he was then part of the Bulldogs NSW Cup team, captaining them to victory in the NSW Cup Grand Final, kicking 3 goals in the 18-12 victory. The following week, he scored a try and five goals in the State Championship Final win over Queensland Cup winners the Redcliffe Dolphins.

Martin’s older brother, Tyson, currently plays for the Mackay Cutters and is also a Papua New Guinean international.

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SeasonCompetitionGamesTriesGoalsDrop GoalsYellow CardsRed CardsPoints
2021Challenge Cup1030006
10 Apr 14:30St Helens VS Leeds Rhinos030006
2021Super League15251000110
02 May 15:00Huddersfield Giants VS Leeds Rhinos020004
15 Apr 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Wigan Warriors010002
23 Apr 18:00Hull Kingston Rovers VS Leeds Rhinos000000
14 May 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Wakefield Trinity1300010
23 May 19:30Leeds Rhinos VS Hull FC020004
28 May 19:45Castleford Tigers VS Leeds Rhinos0800016
27 Jun 13:00Salford Red Devils VS Leeds Rhinos0500010
01 Jul 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Leigh Centurions0600012
05 Jul 19:45Warrington Wolves VS Leeds Rhinos030006
09 Jul 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Catalans Dragons1300010
23 Jul 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Salford Red Devils0600012
29 Jul 19:45Hull FC VS Leeds Rhinos030006
01 Aug 19:30Leeds Rhinos VS Warrington Wolves040008
02 Apr 15:00Leeds Rhinos VS Castleford Tigers010002
27 Mar 15:00Wakefield Trinity VS Leeds Rhinos040008
Total16254000116
SeasonCompetitionGamesTriesGoalsDrop GoalsYellow CardsRed CardsPoints
2020Super League1324200092
13 Nov 19:45Catalans Dragons VS Leeds Rhinos010002
02 Aug 18:30Huddersfield Giants VS Leeds Rhinos030006
09 Aug 18:30Leeds Rhinos VS St Helens000000
16 Aug 18:30Wigan Warriors VS Leeds Rhinos010002
29 Aug 18:30Leeds Rhinos VS Salford Red Devils0700014
01 Nov 14:00Wakefield Trinity VS Leeds Rhinos010002
24 Sep 14:45Hull Kingston Rovers VS Leeds Rhinos1600016
26 Oct 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Castleford Tigers120008
08 Oct 19:45Hull FC VS Leeds Rhinos0600012
29 Oct 17:30Leeds Rhinos VS Wakefield Trinity010002
05 Mar 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Toronto Wolfpack01100022
28 Feb 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Warrington Wolves030006
02 Feb 16:45Leeds Rhinos VS Hull FC000000
2020Challenge Cup321200032
17 Oct 15:00Leeds Rhinos VS Salford Red Devils020004
03 Oct 14:30Leeds Rhinos VS Wigan Warriors120008
18 Sep 20:15Leeds Rhinos VS Hull Kingston Rovers1800020
Total16454000124
SeasonCompetitionGamesTriesGoalsDrop GoalsYellow CardsRed CardsPoints
2019Super League822400056
13 Sep 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Warrington Wolves030006
01 Sep 15:00London Broncos VS Leeds Rhinos0600012
06 Sep 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Salford Red Devils020004
09 Aug 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Catalans Dragons1700018
15 Aug 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS St Helens020004
21 Jul 15:00Leeds Rhinos VS Hull FC040008
07 Jul 15:30Castleford Tigers VS Leeds Rhinos000000
12 Jul 19:45Leeds Rhinos VS Hull Kingston Rovers100004
2019Challenge Cup10600012
02 Aug 19:45Huddersfield Giants VS Leeds Rhinos0600012
Total923000068
GamesTriesGoalsDrop GoalsYellow CardsRed CardsPoints
Total418138000308