Rhyse Martin signs new Leeds Rhinos contract

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Rhyse Martin Credit: PA Images
Rhyse Martin Credit: PA Images

Leeds Rhinos have re-signed goal-kicking back-rower Rhyse Martin to a new two-year contract with the club. 

The new deal will see the Papua New Guinea international at Headingley Stadium until at least the end of the 2024 season.

Martin, 29, made the switch to Super League midway through the 2018 season from the Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL. He has made 59 Super League appearances for the Rhinos, scoring 10 tries and kicking 202 goals.

Rhyse Martin on new contract

He said: “I’m very excited. The last twelve months on a twelve-month contract is not ideal but to stay here for another two years with Rohan Smith in charge and the way that the team is starting to go, there are exciting times ahead so I’m glad I’m here.

“As a young family we’ve made Leeds our home now. We’ve been here long enough so it was definitely an easy decision to stay.

“On the field, everyone is trying to make each other better players, everyone is trying their best for the team and it goes to show with our performances. When your teammates are trying to make everyone else around them a better player, your performance tends to get better.

“The fans here are amazing. The support that they show for the team, even when things have been quite tough, has been amazing. I love playing at Headingley and in front of the Leeds fans so I’m very excited to do it for at least two more years.”

Leeds Rhinos  head coach Rohan Smith added: “I’m delighted for Rhyse that he’s agreed a new contract. He is one of our senior leaders and a loyal and honest guy who is well respected by his team mates and the coaching staff.

“I’m looking forward to working with him over the next two years.”

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