Benji could be playing for rival club this year

@happy_tiger said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

I forgot something someone told me …when Zoey left Brisbane she wasn’t happy

So you’re trying to say that Brisbane will get him back to help stop them leaking points ???

@Lauren said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

For anyone interested, Benji was just specifically asked(on NRL360) if it hurts to see the team do so good without him in it. His response was “we need to play finals footy, don’t we”.
There’s no uncertainty surrounding his future with the club and he knows he’s on standby.

Not one sign of bitterness. So leave us be media scum…

Edit: he also expressed his enjoyment of currently watching Harry, Grub, Brooks and AD. Is a big fan of Harry and believes he’s more than ready for Origin.

He’s been around long enough to know what to say.

@rustycage said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@Lauren said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

For anyone interested, Benji was just specifically asked(on NRL360) if it hurts to see the team do so good without him in it. His response was “we need to play finals footy, don’t we”.
There’s no uncertainty surrounding his future with the club and he knows he’s on standby.

Not one sign of bitterness. So leave us be media scum…

Edit: he also expressed his enjoyment of currently watching Harry, Grub, Brooks and AD. Is a big fan of Harry and believes he’s more than ready for Origin.

He’s been around long enough to know what to say.

I think he’s always worn his heart on his sleeve and in interviews of past had a habit of putting his foot in his mouth.
He’s always been cheesy and I particularly loved this about him because it gave us a glimpse of the real Benji.
Today however, he seems a much more mature person (as a club representative) but there’s an authenticity that cannot be doubted. Don’t get me wrong you could tell the disappointment with him explaining his defensive deficiencies but that’s about it IMO

@rustycage said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@Lauren said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

For anyone interested, Benji was just specifically asked(on NRL360) if it hurts to see the team do so good without him in it. His response was “we need to play finals footy, don’t we”.
There’s no uncertainty surrounding his future with the club and he knows he’s on standby.

Not one sign of bitterness. So leave us be media scum…

Edit: he also expressed his enjoyment of currently watching Harry, Grub, Brooks and AD. Is a big fan of Harry and believes he’s more than ready for Origin.

He’s been around long enough to know what to say.

@rustycage said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@Lauren said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

For anyone interested, Benji was just specifically asked(on NRL360) if it hurts to see the team do so good without him in it. His response was “we need to play finals footy, don’t we”.
There’s no uncertainty surrounding his future with the club and he knows he’s on standby.

Not one sign of bitterness. So leave us be media scum…

Edit: he also expressed his enjoyment of currently watching Harry, Grub, Brooks and AD. Is a big fan of Harry and believes he’s more than ready for Origin.

He’s been around long enough to know what to say.

Exactly, he didn’t look like he was enjoying it to much the last 2 weeks when the camera was on him as we were scoring points, he looked a little peeved to be honest

@Lauren said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

For anyone interested, Benji was just specifically asked(on NRL360) if it hurts to see the team do so good without him in it. His response was “we need to play finals footy, don’t we”.
There’s no uncertainty surrounding his future with the club and he knows he’s on standby.

Not one sign of bitterness. So leave us be media scum…

Edit: he also expressed his enjoyment of currently watching Harry, Grub, Brooks and AD. Is a big fan of Harry and believes he’s more than ready for Origin.

Benji is still a class act

@hobbo1 said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@Lauren said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

For anyone interested, Benji was just specifically asked(on NRL360) if it hurts to see the team do so good without him in it. His response was “we need to play finals footy, don’t we”.
There’s no uncertainty surrounding his future with the club and he knows he’s on standby.

Not one sign of bitterness. So leave us be media scum…

Edit: he also expressed his enjoyment of currently watching Harry, Grub, Brooks and AD. Is a big fan of Harry and believes he’s more than ready for Origin.

Benji is still a class act

Benji wasn’t angry when he became Benchy under Potter

How many weeks until he became an Auckland Blue …

@happy_tiger said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@hobbo1 said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@Lauren said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

For anyone interested, Benji was just specifically asked(on NRL360) if it hurts to see the team do so good without him in it. His response was “we need to play finals footy, don’t we”.
There’s no uncertainty surrounding his future with the club and he knows he’s on standby.

Not one sign of bitterness. So leave us be media scum…

Edit: he also expressed his enjoyment of currently watching Harry, Grub, Brooks and AD. Is a big fan of Harry and believes he’s more than ready for Origin.

Benji is still a class act

Benji wasn’t angry when he became Benchy under Potter

How many weeks until he became an Auckland Blue …

Everyone matures …except you 😂

@hobbo1 said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@happy_tiger said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@hobbo1 said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

@Lauren said in Benji could be playing for rival club this year:

For anyone interested, Benji was just specifically asked(on NRL360) if it hurts to see the team do so good without him in it. His response was “we need to play finals footy, don’t we”.
There’s no uncertainty surrounding his future with the club and he knows he’s on standby.

Not one sign of bitterness. So leave us be media scum…

Edit: he also expressed his enjoyment of currently watching Harry, Grub, Brooks and AD. Is a big fan of Harry and believes he’s more than ready for Origin.

Benji is still a class act

Benji wasn’t angry when he became Benchy under Potter

How many weeks until he became an Auckland Blue …

Everyone matures …except you 😂

I do my best …and it’s always Geo’s fault

‘I’m committed’: Benji insists he’ll remain a Tiger in 2020
Author - Brad Walter
NRL.com Senior Reporter
Timestamp - Tue 30 Jun 2020, 07:02 PM

Michael Maguire insists Benji Marshall is still very much a part of his plans for this season, and the player himself has confirmed he remains committed to helping Wests Tigers make the finals for the first time in almost a decade.

Marshall has been linked with Parramatta after the injury to star halfback Mitchell Moses last weekend while - according to a Sydney Morning Herald report - other clubs have had discussions about his services following Maguire’s axing of the Tigers skipper three weeks ago.

The Tigers have since won two of their three matches and Sunday night’s 34-6 defeat of Canterbury was hailed as the 80-minute performance Maguire has been seeking at a club that last qualified for the finals in 2011.

However, Marshall still has a vital role to play at the Tigers as he awaits a recall to the line-up and Maguire said the veteran playmaker had given no indication he wanted to leave.

“None whatsoever,” Maguire said on Monday.

“We talk a lot about where the club is going and he is very much a part of that. He is a leader and an experienced player who can have a massive influence on or off the field.”

Marshall echoed his coach’s words, appearing on Fox League on Tuesday night.

“Not once have I said I wanted to leave, or I wasn’t happy,” Marshall told NRL360.

"It is what it is, I can’t control what happens at the time and what happens with the halves at our team.

“What I am going to do is control what I can control. I can still have an impact on the team’s performance without playing, based on what I do at training.”

Marshall conceded the decision by Maguire to drop him was based on his defence in the early part of the season.

"Yeah absolutely. At the start I thought it might have more to do with game management but the coach pointed out a few things I can do better defensively, missing a few tackles.

"It’s a game of two halves, my attack’s been awesome but my defence has to be better.

"For the last three weeks I’ve been warming up as 18th man on standby for in case someone else gets injured.

“I love our club, and I’ll be back there playing.”

Marshall said he wasn’t looking to leave the Tigers despite interest from other clubs.

“There was other interest towards my manager. My instructions were just to leave that,” he said.

"My goal at the moment is just to fight hard and get back into the side.

“Let me just reassure all our fans and supporters that I’m dedicated to the Tigers, I’m committed.”

Marshall denied it was hard watching the team succeed in his absence.

“We need to make the semis and if I get my chance in the semis I’ll be more happy with that than if we don’t play finals football.”

While Josh Reynolds and Luke Brooks have been the first-choice halves against Canberra, North Queensland and Canterbury, injuries to Moses and Manly pair Dylan Walker and Tom Trbojevic have highlighted the need for clubs to have depth.

If the Tigers suffer an injury or one of the playmakers loses form, Marshall is almost certain to be recalled.

“Every club will go through that at some stage, we are just fortunate at this present moment,” Maguire said.

"I have picked on performance - that is purely what we are doing - and to have depth is what’s required to be able to get from the start to the finish.

“Benji is very much part of our plans. To have the quality of what we have ready to go when the time is right is what you are trying to build all the time.”

Maguire made five changes, including dropping Marshall for Reynolds after the Tigers lost 28-23 to Gold Coast in round four, and club stalwart Chris Lawrence was dumped a week later following the 14-6 defeat by Canberra.

The 2014 premiership-winning coach insists Marshall and Lawrence have key roles to play in the revival of the Tigers, whose only title success was beating North Queensland in the 2005 grand final.

Maguire has been used to success after playing at Canberra in the 1990s and doing his coaching apprenticeship at Melbourne under Craig Bellamy before taking Wigan to premiership and Challenge Cup glory in England.

In his third season at South Sydney, he steered them to a 21st premiership win that had eluded the club for 43 years and is determined to deliver similar success to Wests Tigers.

“Benji has been a big part of the change to this point in my time here,” Maguire said.

"Since I have been here, he has always had this mentality of wanting this club to be - where we all want it - at the top of the table.

"That is also a big part of what Chris Lawrence is about. Their presence in and around the team is so valuable to us because we have got a young group that is growing very quickly and that’s what we all want.

“People like Chris Lawrence and Benji Marshall want this club up where all the supporters, all the ex-players and everyone else want it to be because it has been a long time between drinks.”

What a rubbish beat up from the SMH. Pure click bait. Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.

so we dont thin any legs in the new zealand warriors move for benji

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