Sharks and Storm battle to sign Marshall

Joe Whitley
By Joe Whitley April 28, 2014 11:01

Sharks and Storm battle to sign Marshall

Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm are the last two clubs remaining in the battle to sign Benji Marshall, the former Wests Tigers star who announced that he would return to the NRL after pulling the plug on his nascent rugby union career with the Auckland Blues.

Marshall has already rejected approaches from North Queensland, Parramatta and St George Illawarra, as well as making it clear he is not interested in joining a Super League club.

The former Kiwi captain, who won the Rugby League World Golden Boot in 2010, returned to Auckland on Sunday after a three-day trip to Sydney where he spoke to Cronulla and Melbourne officials.

After losing stand-off Todd Carney to injury in Saturday’s 24-20 win over Penrith, the Sharks would like to sign Marshall quickly and they have prepared a formal offer.

But they face a battle with the Storm, who see Marshall as a potential stand-off replacement for English international Gareth Widdop, who joined St George Illawarra this season.

Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of your choice.

Join the lively Rugby League debates on our Fans Forum

Rugby League Yearbook 2014/15League ExpressSuper League's Top 50Rugby League World
Print / KindlePrint / DigitalDigital ExclusivePrint / Digital

Joe Whitley
By Joe Whitley April 28, 2014 11:01

Great Rugby League Reads!


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

Which team do you support?

Vote in our poll

Who is the most improved player in Super League this season?