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Benji Marshall

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Clint, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apparently Benji wants out of Rugby and is looking at coming back to the NRL effective immediately.
    Can't see him back at the Tigers. Warriors or Bronco's most likely I reckon.
     
  2. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who would want him.
     
  3. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That is all.
     
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  4. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

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    Methinks Benji's ego was bigger than his common sense in switching to Union. Now no one's hollering for a Marshall.
     
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  5. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member

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    I bet he ends up at Storm or Broncos.

    $50,000 deal of course, because "I just want to prove myself and I really like the culture here and what the coach is on about".

    Remind me, was Finch on a similar package when Bellamy plucked him out of nowhere on his way to an illegitimate title.

    What value would the nrl place on his contract. It's one thing to allegedly only pay 50K, but the nrl may put a 600K plus market value on him.

    This may all work in our favour with retaining Glenn. Surely no nrl team has that amount of salary cap space to take him quickly.

    If the nrl could find it within their hearts to allow Benji to return on a pittance with any club, then all bodes well for Glenn.

    May the market value, half pregnant salary cap concept rest in peace.
     
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't see any NRL Club needing him. His attitude cost him dearly. Maybe French Rugby is suited as he has a high profile wife who is a fashionesta :cool:

    Must be just a bit of mefia speculation.
     
  7. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    Supposedly Salford in the English Super League were interested recently.

    Cannot see any NRL side wanting, or being able to afford him...Probly better for him ( and said wifey ) to go to Europe if they can.

    Hard to fathom just how swiftly Bunji went from great to good to an also ran.
     
  8. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Salford or if its the NRL the sharks

    Which would be a mistake on there behalf!
     
  9. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cronulla are keen and take anyone that has played for the tigers.
     
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  10. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah I could see the donkeys wanting Marshall.
     
  11. NYEagle

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    They shouldn't let him back into the NRL.

    He didn't try.
     
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  12. wedgetail eagle

    wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member

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    Old Pigeon Marshall, the Homing pigeon.
     
  13. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    He should go to Sharks but they are a rabble atm.

    My cash would be on the Dragons or UK.
     
  14. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apparently Benji's missus is going very well with her TV career in NZ, so word is they'd be very reluctant to leave over there.
     
  15. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Do the Warriors need another overpaid bludger ?
     
  16. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So he gets dropped to reggies and his response is to quit. That's the sort of ticker any NRL club would be crying out for.
     
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  17. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Benji should have sucked up his ego and taken the shorter contract offered by the tigepies last year. Their new kids are their priority now.
    It was a dumb way to end his career at the tigers.
     
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  18. Napper

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    Dogs - Fullback
     
  19. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe he could do an interview on tv wearing a nrl jersey whilst still contracted to the bulls?


    The article I read said: "Benji's manager states he has not spoken to any club whatsoever."

    Then the very next line: "Marshall has been linked to warriors, st george, (then about 4 other clubs!)


    Linked by whom? - the journo writing the story?

    So how does a journo write that and pick up their paypacket?
     
  20. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised he is looking at coming back to the NRL.
    I got the feeling he was going to rugby for the big money - not in NZ this year, but in Europe after a year or two of Super rugby. Forget him saying he had aspirations to play for the All Blacks. Please. If he managed to stay in Auckland's 1st XV he would still only be NZ's 10th choice 5/8 (at best). He was never going to make the All Blacks. I'm sure his plan was to do 2 years playing in Super rugby then sign with a French or Japanese club for big $$$'s. The amazing lifestyle of living and playing in southern France is not a bad way to wind up your career too.

    If he doesn't lift his game he will wind up his career playing in NSW Cup in front of 100 people. I'm unsure if he could really contribute much to any first grade NRL team anymore. His best days were years ago and he has zero ticker now
     

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