Canterbury's Rhyse Martin spent three seconds on the field during the Bulldogs' reserve-grade match on Sunday, in a bizarre display at ANZ Stadium.
Martin had played seven Intrust Super Premiership (ISP) NSW match this year, and needed to feature in an eighth in order to qualify for the semi-finals.
The Bulldogs are one of the teams fighting for the ISP title, and will now go into the finals with the young star in their line-up.
Given he was named for the Dogs' NRL clash with the Warriors that afternoon, Martin started in the ISP competition but played just three seconds, running off after the kick-off in order to complete his eighth match in reserve-grade.
Canterbury played out the remainder of the match with 16 men, although they still managed to grab a 40-28 win.