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Marshall set to be tossed NRL lifeline by shock club

Sporting News logo Sporting News 18/10/2016

© Provided by Sportal com au Benji Marshall’s future may lie in Queensland, with the Brisbane Broncos emerging as a surprise suitor for the out-of-favour playmaker.

The Kiwi’s two-and-a-half year stint at the Dragons came to an abrupt end after a lacklustre 2016 campaign.

Marshall knocked back a deal with the Dragons thought to be worth around $300,000 earlier in the season, believing his market value was significantly higher than that.

However, according to Seven News, Marshall has begun talks with the Broncos about extending the 31-year-old’s career north of the border for at least one more season.

Benji Marshall © Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Benji Marshall Marshall's manager confirmed to Fairfax Media that talks were underway between the two parties.

"We've been scouring several options for Benji and Brisbane is one of them," Mario Tartak said.

"We believe he has a lot of good football left in him and we believe this could be a wonderful opportunity to continue his career under one of the best coaches in the game.

"We're still in dialogue but are hopeful of a positive outcome."

Marshall has reportedly been in direct talks with Broncos coach Wayne Bennett over the possible move.

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