Potters choice to put him on the bench was disgraceful as far as I’m concerned. I agree without a doubt that Benji has been rather quiet during games this year but to be replaced by Liam Fulton is completely asinine. Obviously the team is struggling as a whole but to put the brunt on blame is Benji by sitting him down shows a lack of respect from Potter in my opinion. I thought Marshall showed good energy tonight, took the line on, threw some good balls and showed that along with Farah he is the centre of attack.
If theres anyone that needs to be sat on the bench it is Adam Blair who shows a complete lack of interest and effort. While guys like Benji and Koro have stuggled at times this year with different parts of the game you cannot question their passion and efforts. How is Benji meant to perform anyone near his peak with a pathetic forward pack that is getting constantly trampled by even backs. Not to mention the fact that Sironen is clearly not a halfback which puts so much unnecessary responsibilty on the back of Marshall. Its no mystery as to why Benji’s greatest years have come when he had a decent halfback (Prince and Lui). As for Woods despite what some have said on this forum I still think he will make the NSW squad without a shadow of a doubt.
There is no way that I will ever be attending a game in which Benji is starting on the bench out of principal and if he does end up leaving the club because of Mick Potter I will stop supporting Rugby League and the Tigers in particular until Mick recieves the sack.
no it wasnt.
benji barely takes on the line anymore, takes no control -which is what we need.
its not like 05 where he can sit back and let others organise around him, he hasnt matured as a footy player (like someone such as thurston has).
it was a good decision by a smart coach.