Code hopper Benji Marshall fronted the media at a press conference today regarding his hazy future.
Auckland Blues player Benji Marshall came out earlier this week saying that he was ready to leave rugby union after a controversial code hop last year.
Marshall faced a press conference today and said that he had felt “fatigued from a long season” with the Auckland Blues as part of the Super Rugby competition.
“I don’t know what the future holds,” he said.
“It’s more about the next decision and what’s gonna be the best for my career.”
The former West Tigers player said that he felt as if “there’s nothing sour about this situation” and that he feels like he’s “leaving happily”.
“I feel fresh, ready to go,” he said.
“I got that motivation back and that hunger back and that fire in the belly.”
When asked where he wanted to go, Marshall said “preferably NRL.”
“I wanna play in the highest comp that I can,” he said.
Marshall listed his family and friends back in Sydney as part of his motivation to return to Australia and said nothing was set in stone until he speaks “to clubs or know who’s interested in a 29-year-old washed up” rugby league player.
“This is the best move that I’ve made for me and I think it’ll help me for my future,” Marshall said.
Blues fans will note how Marshall, who was a star five-eighth for the Tigers in the NRL, didn’t even graze his best form while playing rugby union for the Auckland club.
“I thought I was going to make the transition a lot easier than I did,” he said.
“It just felt like this wasn’t working and we didn’t have the time to make it work.”
No teams in the NRL have openly showed interest in signing Benji Marshall as of yet. – Noah La’ulu
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