When Broncos utility half Benji Marshall signed a one-year deal with the Broncos for 2017, many assumed he was settling in for a farewell tour under Wayne Bennett. However, in light of his recent form since being called up to deputise for five-eighth Anthony Milford, retirement is no longer a forgone conclusion.
According to nrl.com, Marshall himself is unsure of his future, but Broncos coach Bennett is open to keeping him, should he decide to play on.
“I still feel like I’ve got a bit to offer,” Marshall said. “I don’t know if it’s going to be my last season or not, but I’m certainly going to make sure – if it is – I go out having fun.”
“I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but I’m definitely loving life up there.”
For his part, Bennett would welcome Marshall staying on, given the quality halves depth that he provides.
“He’s a wonderful player, Benji, and he’s been a great player in our game,” Bennett said.
“We’ll definitely try to keep him here for another year.”
Marshall has played 259 first grade matches for the Broncos, Dragons and Tigers, and 25 Tests for New Zealand.
He’s #75 on The Obstruction Rule’s Free Agent Top 100.