Though Rhyse Martin was on the wrong end of the scoreline in the Super League Grand Final, the Leeds Rhinos star still made history as he set a new record for the most consecutive goal kicks in Super League without missing.
During the Rugby League World Cup, he went on to equal the World Record set by Liam Finn and Jamie Ellis.
However, against the Cook Islands, Martin missed a chance to set a new record and as he returns to training with Leeds Rhinos, Martin opened up on this miss to the club’s YouTube channel:
“I better get practicing, I’ve had a few weeks off. Rohan mentioned that to me when I spoke to him in the break. It was disappointing when I missed that World Record shot but I get to start again and if that Super League one keeps ticking over that would be nice. I better get ready for round one.”
Back in training, Martin is glad to be back:
“It’s been good, a shock to the system, the body isn’t feeling too bad. I have the first week soreness, everyone else is flying after eight weeks and I’m trying to catch up but everything is looking good.”
But he of course enjoyed his off-season:
“I spent the first couple of weeks moving into a new house and at the start of December having a break and reflecting on the year and get my goals and all that set and getting my hunger for this season.
“Last year was great but hopefully we can do it again.”
He has a clear plan of how to get better after a great season in 2022:
“For me I need to reset, reassess and build off what I was doing well last season. I have a few things I need to improve on personally to be a better player so hopefully I can build off that and what happened last season. If we’re playing strong as a team and doing together that will go along way. I just have to do my job.”