14 Sep 2010

Marshall says he'll play this weekend

6:23 am on 14 September 2010

The Wests Tigers' national Rugby League finals chances have received a shot in the arm with Kiwi star Benji Marshall revealing he is confident of playing in Friday night's sudden death semi-final against Canberra.

Marshall suffered a bruised medial ligament in his right knee in last Saturday night's dramatic 19-15 golden point loss to the Roosters at Sydney Football Stadium.

The injury forced him from the field and left the Tigers with only 12 men for the final five minutes against the Roosters, with coach Tim Sheens having used up all his interchanges ahead of the extra-time period.

Scans taken after the match showed the ligament was still intact and Marshall vows to do all he can to get back on the field to face the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.

Marshall says there is a premiership at stake and he'll do everything he can, if it hurts he'll have to go through a bit of pain.