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French international joins Crusaders

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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.”

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