Fiji Time: 1:38 AM on Tuesday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Benji inks deal with Dragons

News.com.au
Friday, May 09, 2014

Update: 6:58PM BENJI Marshall will return to the NRL with the St George Illawarra Dragons after finally agreeing to a two-and-a-half year deal.

The deal is believed to be worth just over $1million.

Marshall informed the Dragons of his decision just after 3pm today.

By linking with the Dragons, Marshall has ignored the opportunity to join Cronulla where the majority of his ex-Wests Tigers team-mates now play.

"We made Benji a very good offer and are disappointed he won't be joining our club," Sharks CEO Steve Noyce said.

"We have strong values surrounding mateship here at the Sharks and with a collection of his good friends at the club thought that may have swayed him. As it turned out that obviously wasn't the priority for him with his final decision. We can accept that and we wish him well."

Noyce went on to explain, while he would certainly have complemented the current playing group, he is confident the Sharks possess more than capable personnel to cover for Marshall not joining the Cronulla club.

"It must be said in Todd Carney, who is on a long term contract here, and Jeff Robson who has been terrific for us this year, along with others we have coming through our lower grades, we certainly have quality players in the halves and confidence in their ability to do the job for us," Noyce said.

Marshall annnounced on Easter Monday that he was returning to the NRL, after failing to make the grade in his switch to rugby union with Super Rugby's Blues.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Children watch senseless beating
  2. Fatal night out
  3. Reddy for talks
  4. The sevens challenge
  5. No discrimination
  6. Celebrating success
  7. Church celebrates 25 years
  8. Women take up backyard gardening
  9. Council revives carnival after a lapse of 6 years
  10. Funds a barrier

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  2. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  3. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  4. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  5. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  6. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  7. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  8. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  9. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  10. Wife wished cancer for hubby Tuesday (21 Apr)