BENJI MARSHALL BECOMES SECOND PLAYER TO REACH 700 POINTS
By Wayne Cousins
16/05/2011 5:33:46 PM
Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall has become just the second player in the Club’s proud history to reach 700 career points.
In scoring a try and kicking 3 goals in the loss to South Sydney on Saturday night, Marshall moved to 706 career points.
The record for most points for the Club is 786 points set by former champion goal-kicking full-back Brett Hodgson, leaving Marshall requiring just 81 points to set a new record.
Hodgson registered his 786 points in 102 games for Wests Tigers through 38 tries and 317 goals. Hodgson still holds the Club record for most points in a season (308 set in 2005), most points in a match (30 set in 2005) and most goals in a match (9 set in 2005).
Marshall’s 706 points have come in 139 career games for Wests Tigers through 57 tries, 237 goals and 4 field goals.
The Kiwi Test Captain currently holds the Club record for most tries (57) ahead of injured centre Chris Lawrence on 53 tries.
Marshall will be looking to increase his points tally haul against Penrith Panthers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday, May 21, in round 11 of the Telstra Premiership. Kick off is 7.30pm.