The first time was when he was still at Wests Tigers, unable to crack it for an NRL game because he was behind Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses in the pecking order. When the joint-venture club baulked at triggering an option in its favour - $110,000 seemed too much at the time - Martin was given the chance to leave. His options were St George Illawarra, where his idol was playing, Melbourne, North Queensland and Penrith.
Cameron Smith has the chance to become the greatest winner of all in the greatest game of all. Having already secured another State of Origin series victory, Smith is a good chance to finish the season with an NRL premiership ring, the Dally M Medal and a World Cup. Given his stellar form, he could even add the Clive Churchill Medal and Golden Boot for the best player in the world. Never in the 110-year history of rugby league has any player enjoyed such success in one season. Some have come close.
More than 100 players with first-grade experience are yet to find a club for next year, raising fears the majority could be squeezed out of the NRL. Some of the biggest names in the game – including Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Darius Boyd – remain off contract for 2018. While they will have little trouble finding a home should they want one for 2018, the story will be different for the fringe first grader.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".