SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 07: Rhyse Martin of the Bulldogs reacts after converting a try during the round 17 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Canberra Raiders at Belmore Sports Ground on July 7, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are under major salary cap drama, which could see one of their promising young backrowers become the latest victim to succumb to the issue.

Rhyse Martin is currently off-contract with the Dogs yet to secure the rising star’s signature for 2019 and beyond.

The Proserpine Brahmans junior has quickly become a favourite amongst Dogs fans in what has been a frustrating season for Canterbury, with fans eager for the club to re-sign him.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the Bulldogs see Martin as a retention target but are yet to undergo any official negotiations with him and his management.

After freeing up some salary cap space due to the departures of Aaron Woods and Moses Mbye, the Dogs could make a play to keep the emerging star at Belmore.

The backrower is believed to be on a ‘bottom-dollar’ contract and is seeking a potential top-up from his current contract, therefore it remains unforeseen if the Dogs can afford to keep Martin.

Martin has enjoyed some terrific form for the Bulldogs over recent weeks, being one of their best players, including kicking 12 goals at 100% conversion rate in two weeks.

Speculation has starting surrounding the backrower regarding a move to another NRL club, or the English Super League, but Martin prefers to stay within Australia.

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