20 Apr 2011

Marshall to appear in court

6:48 am on 20 April 2011

The New Zealand and West Tigers rugby league captain Benji Marshall is due to appear in court in Sydney today on an assault charge.

Marshall was charged after an alleged altercation with a man outside a McDonald's store in Sydney in the early hours of the morning one day last month.

Marshall says he'll defend the charge with some reports suggesting he was provoked by degrading taunts aimed at his girlfriend.