K-Town Man of the Match: Round 24
Mon 2 Sep 2019, 12:18 PM
Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall has been named the K-Town Man of the Match following another dominant performance in Round 24 to lead his side to victory over the Dragons.
Marshall’s Man of the Match performance as captain caps off a brilliant fortnight for the Kiwi playmaker, who has helped Wests Tigers to the cusp of the top eight with a do-or-die clash lined up this Sunday against the Cronulla Sharks.
Just like last week, Marshall began the game in a part-hooker, part-playmaker role before shifting to the halves when Josh Reynolds came on, with the positional switch again proving to be a positive one for Wests Tigers.
It was Marshall’s magic long pass to Paul Momirovski that opened the scoring for the visitors after just three minutes, before that combination again worked a treat in the second half as the centre scored his third try of the afternoon.
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Marshall wasn’t done in attack there either — dancing his way through the line with a vintage run to score a four-pointer for himself to seal the win.
The 34-year-old ended the game with 82 metres from his nine runs, one linebreak, two linebreak assists, two try assists and four tackle breaks while also adding an offload, 17 tackles, 85 kick metres and a forced dropout in the win.
Marshall will play game number 241 for Wests Tigers and 308 for his career this Sunday when his side take on the Sharks at Leichhardt Oval.