Canterbury coach Dean Pay looks set to leave fan favourite Rhyse Martin out in the cold despite a record loss to start their season.

The Bulldogs suffered their biggest ever loss against the Warriors when they were trounced 40-6 at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Despite the horror result, understands Dean Pay will name the same 17 for their meeting with Parramatta on Sunday.

The club’s reserve grade side won 19-14 at the same venue at the weekend, and backrower Martin was one of the star performers.

According to NRL stats, Martin played 66 minutes in the victory for 131 run metres, 53 post-contact metres, three tackle breaks, an offload, and 24 tackles. On top of that he slotted three from three conversion attempts off the tee.

Only one forward in the first grade side ran for more metres than Martin did in the precursor game.

Prop Aiden Tolman ran for 138 metres from his 52 minutes. The next best forward was Danny Fualalo (106) who was the only other forward to crack triple figures for the day against the Warriors.

Josh Jackson (55 metres), Adam Elliott (59), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (61), and Corey Harawira-Naera (62) couldn’t get close to running 100 metres.

Pay himself seemed filthy with the performance on Saturday and suggested his players didn’t play with enough aggression or physicality during the record loss.

When broke the story three weeks ago Martin was set to be axed to reserve grade, the reaction from fans on social media was highly negative.

Another performance like last week’s could force Pay’s hand in recalling the likeable second rower.