Dustin Martin could play rugby league, claims NRL coach

Dustin Martin is the biggest name in AFL at the moment, and his dominance on the football field is earning him respect across the codes.

The 26-year-old, who sports menacing sleeve tattoos and ink on his neck with a trademark mohawk-mullet, has caught the eye of a high-profile NRL coach.

Parramatta Eels assistant coach Steve Murphy said Martin could easily 'play rugby league' after watching his dominating performance on Friday night.

'He could play rugby league': AFL star Dustin Martin (right) has caught the eye of a NRL coach

'He could play rugby league': AFL star Dustin Martin (right) has caught the eye of a NRL coach

Martin (pictured left, with friend), 26, is the biggest name in AFL at the moment

Martin (pictured left, with friend), 26, is the biggest name in AFL at the moment

His dominance on the football field has caught the attention of Parramatta Eels assistant coach Steve Murphy

His dominance on the football field has caught the attention of Parramatta Eels assistant coach Steve Murphy

Martin, who just signed a seven year deal with the Tigers worth a reported $9 million, will likely go on to win the Brownlow medal for 2017.

But Murphy said he could see the AFL star's skills translate to rugby league. 

'We were channel surfing last night between the two games (NRL and AFL),' Murphy said on Fox Sports News' Gameday Live on Saturday.

'I was very impressed by Dusty - the 'Painted Warrior', as he was called.

'How good was he? He could play rugby league, I think. The way he uses his upper body and his fend, it was a bit like Latrell Mitchell's fend.

'He was pushing them away and he had plenty of

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