Apr 15, 350 days ago

French international joins Crusaders

http://www.northwalescrusaders.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/cq5dam.web_.1280.1280.jpegFrench international joins Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders have added to their squad with the capture of former French international Sebastien Martins.

Martins, who is due to fly to the UK from Australia this week, is a direct replacement for the departing Ryan MacDonald.

He has been Down Under for a couple years, playing at Rockhampton League club Central Queensland Capras before being asked to train with NRL club Brisbane Broncos over the off-season.

Although he hasn’t appeared for the Broncos first-team, he has been training with world-class athletes as well as playing for their feeder club.

Before he moved to Australia, Martins had spells with Super League clubs Catalan Dragons and Hull KR, plus appearances in the Championship with Leigh Centurions and Whitehaven.

He racked up a handful of appearances for France between 2009 and 2010 in Four Nations tournaments.

Crusaders CEO Jamie Thomas is delighted to bring such a high quality player to the Racecourse.

He said: “There were a number of clubs in the Championship who were interested in adding him to their squad, so we’re really pleased that he sees his future with Crusaders.

“He is flying in today and, hopefully, depending on the physical rigours of the flight, he should go straight in contention on Friday.

“He is clearly vastly experienced playing at this level and higher, and with an international pedigree, so he will add a lot to the squad.

“With Ryan MacDonald looking to continue his career in the Championship One and having left the club, it is great to have an almost instant replacement to come in. I have no doubt he’ll be nicknamed ‘Le Beast’.

“Everyone at the club is absolutely delighted that Sebastien has decided to join us here at the club.”

admin

Share "French international joins Crusaders" via

Comments are closed.

More in NEWS
Mar 30, 15 hours ago

Murray: Weather can’t be helped

Murray: Weather can’t be helpedNORTH WALES CRUSADERS head coach Anthony Murray believes the re-arrangement of the iPro Sport Cup semi-final with Oldham won’t affect his side.  The semi-final tie was called off yesterday due to Oldham’s Whitebank Stadium being waterlogged and, therefore, unplayable. Both Crusaders and ...

Mar 30, 18 hours ago

We’re recruiting!

We’re recruiting!Cru Crew needed! As our league season is about to kick off we need some more fantastic people to come and help us out. We want everyone in the Wrexham area to know when we’re playing at home, and so ...

Mar 29, 2 days ago

OFF: Oldham v North Wales Crusaders

OFF: Oldham v North Wales CrusadersCRUSADERS’ iPro Sport Cup semi-final at Oldham has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.  As of yet, no new date has been arranged and full details of the re-scheduled match will be announced in due course.