Rhyse Martin joins Leeds Rhinos on two-and-a-half year contract

Rhyse Martin - joined Leeds Rhinos
Rhyse Martin - joined Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos have signed Papua New Guinea international second-row forward Rhyse Martin on a two-and-a-half year contract.

The 26-year-old joins from NRL side Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs where he kicked 36 goals from 38 attempts in his debut season for a 94.7% success rate.

He played 14 matches last campaign, scoring four tries and has added a further 11 appearances this season, kicking another 13 goals.

Martin said: "It is great to get the deal sorted and I am looking forward to getting started with Leeds. The move has come about very quickly. I came close to signing for Leeds last year but opted to stay at the Bulldogs.

"The club have kept me in their plans and I am pleased things have now worked out. I know the team are in a tough position at the moment but I want to come over and hopefully play my part in getting Leeds back where we want to be."

Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield added, “We are pleased to have secured Rhyse. He is a talented player who will add to our squad. He enjoyed an impressive debut season in the NRL last season and is keen to be part of the Rhinos squad as we build towards the future. He is an international and a consistent goal kicker who will bring competition to our squad."

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