PLAYERS | Steve Martin


Panther 162

49 matches [1979-1984]

62 points [20 tries]


St. Pats junior who made his first grade debut as a replacement early in the 1979 season, and then as the starting hooker for 17 matches. He crossed for 13 tries in his first season, including a hat trick against North Sydney in his first starting match.

Martin would be shifted to five-eighth at the start of the 1980 season, starting in the first two premiership matches but would only make four more appearances, all as a replacement for a total of 6 matches.

With the establishment of Royce Simmons at hooker by 1981, he would be shifted to lock and making 11 appearances that year.

He would only make 13 appearances across the next three seasons, with six of those as a starting second rower in 1983 and the remainder being off the bench.

After he left Penrith in 1984, he continued his career as a police officer and stayed in the game, making a number of police-based representative teams through to the early 1990s.

Last updated 2 January 2023

2 thoughts on “PLAYERS | Steve Martin”

  1. This information is incorrect. I was not a Cambridge Park junior, I was a St Pats junior. I played 49 first grades appearances in over 100 games for Penrith. The 13 tries in a season is still hanging in as the most scored by a hooker 43 years later. I have no idea where the Cambo junior started but it is on their website despite me correcting them.


    1. Hi Stephen, thanks for the message. I will fix up the errors as you highlighted. It’s important that everything on here is 100% correct given the aim of this website. Thanks one again.


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