23 Aug 2016

Benji's NRL career over?

7:43 am on 23 August 2016

Former Kiwis rugby league star Benji Marshall's NRL career appears to be over, with the veteran playmaker set to be dumped for the final two rounds by the misfiring St George Illawarra.

Benji Marshall is hoping to extend his NRL career with the Dragons.

Benji Marshall Photo: Photosport

Australian media are reporting Marshall will be dropped for their last two games of the NRL season.

The off-contract five-eighth doesn't expect to earn a new contract with the Dragons.

Coach Paul McGregor will reportedly draft in young gun Drew Hutchison to take Marshall's spot to take on the Eels.

Marshall was at peace with the likelihood he was facing the axe following a forgettable performance in the Dragons' heavy defeat to the Sydney Roosters over the weekend.

"The Dragons don't owe me anything. If anything, I owe them for the opportunity to be back here playing in the NRL," Marshall said.

"There's a fair chance that I am not going to be here next year, so they need to probably have a look at some of those guys who are.

"And if they do, like I said to (McGregor) this morning - if he goes that way I am not going to throw stones."

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