For the second week in a row, Benji Marshall was superb for the Tiges. He provided the steadying influence required when the pressure was on, his bombs and touch finders were of the highest quality and, never thought I’d say it, his defense was outstanding. If this continues I think it might be very hard for Reynolds to break into the team, especially as a half. What an inspired signing!
The thing for me with Benji mark 2 is his composure, I’m not used to seeing that from him. I’m hoping once the team shifts into top gear and finds some rhythm if Benji can maintain that composure and inject some of the magic that he possess we are in the box seat for a good season.
The only problem will be if he slips into his old ways again and overplays his hand, hopefully with his new found maturity he will find that elusive balance of game management and being a game breaker!
Absolutely love seeing him playing like this wearing the Tigers jersey, he’s always had this footy in him but it seems it’s taken him longer than others to become that settled controlled half.
This is the Benji I’ve been waiting to see for so long, the reason why I was such a big Benji basher in the past was because he wasn’t playing like he has these past two weeks.
He’s been influential in both wins.
I’ve gotta admit he has proved me utterly wrong
It makes me wonder whether he has had that game management in him all along , or whether that has come from working with Mary and Unca Wayne
Or maybe just understanding that the 2005 Benji was gone and things had to change
Doesn’t really matter , Josh Reynolds is going to have to play some great footy to unseat Benji
Great place for the club to be in either way
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