Super Rugby: Jury Still Out On Benji Marshall

by Brendan Bradford – Benji Marshall played an even match without attempting too much in the Blues’ second trial match of 2014. As planned, Marshall was replaced at halftime as the Blues fell 33-12 to a slick looking Waratahs side at Allianz Stadium on Friday night. With his side defending for the opening stanza, Marshall didn’t see the ball for 15-minutes and contented himself with shovelling passes along the backline. He defended one out from the ruck on the Blues’ own line and spent his fair share of time defending at fullback, but was steamrolled by Will Skelton for the Tahs’ second try of the night. You can hardly blame him for falling off Skelton, the former Wests Tigers playmaker gave up 21cm and a good 30kg to Big Will. Bigger men than Marshall have failed to tackle him too.   Positionally Marshall w
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