The Marshall & Hayne show
By Nick Walshaw From: The Daily Telegraph August 21, 2009 12:01AM
THEY’RE the most exciting switches since the advent of electricity.
Benji Marshall back at No.6 and Jarryd Hayne at home in No.1. Decisions that now have the entire NRL world holding its collective breath.
Tonight we get to see these revived phenomenons at the SFS together.
Get to see a Wests Tigers outfit that hasn’t lost in the six games since Marshall returned to the five-eighth role. Who are now scoring 16 more points. Conceding 10 less, too. Their success rate of 66 per cent with Benji in six almost double the mark without him.
And in the other corner stands Hayne.In the dozen games since returning to fullback he has averaged 212 metres and made a whopping 102 tackle busts. Not only best in the NRL, but numbers to have his Eels gunning for six straight wins for the first time since 2006.
Yep, tonight’s Sydney blockbuster could just be the greatest commercial the NRL never made.