Bide your time

The Timaru Herald - - SPORT -

Ki­wis half Te Maire Martin has been urged to ‘‘learn off the best’’ – Australian su­per­star Johnathan Thurston – at the North Queens­land Cow­boys this sea­son. Martin, 22, played 12 games for the Cow­boys – in­clud­ing the NRL grand fi­nal – in 2017 af­ter a mid­sea­son sign­ing from the Pen­rith Pan­thers. With Thurston out in­jured, Martin paired with Queens­land and Australian half Michael Mor­gan, but the Kiwi is ex­pected to see less game time this year with Thurston re­turn­ing for his fi­nal NRL sea­son. Cow­boys coach Paul Green has rec­om­mended Martin – a Ki­wis’ reg­u­lar at the Rugby League World Cup – make the most of a learn­ing op­por­tu­nity.

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