The Broncos are open to bringing unwanted Tigers star Benji Marshall back for a second stint at Red Hill, but it will have to wait until they lock in their next coach.
Danny Weidler reported there were currently no concrete offers on the table for the 322-game veteran, but the Broncos have shown interest.
However any play for the 35-year-old would depend on who the Broncos next coach will be following the departure of Anthony Seibold less than two years into a five-year-deal.
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Broncos looking forward to fresh start in 2021
NRL: The Brisbane Broncos are already looking forward to having a fresh start in 2021 following their horror season in 2020.
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“I was asking around a lot yesterday. I don’t think there are any concrete glistening offers for Benji unfortunately. I think that he’s going to hang in until after the grand final to try and cut a deal somewhere,” Weidler told The Big Sports Breakfast.
“The club that was whispered to me yesterday was the Broncos because they’ve got to first decided on who their coach is going to be and the message that went out to Benji was ‘don’t make a decision until we’ve chosen our coach because we could want you’.
“That’s about as firm as things are at the moment, that’s not an offer, that’s a ‘let’s see how we go’ situation.
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“There may be a couple of teams in finals contention who may have an interest in Benji because no one is coming forward and saying it because they don’t what that kind of disruption.
“I hope Benji gets the finish the way he wants to, retirement is definitely still an option.”
Benji Marshall in action against the Broncos.Source:Getty Images
Marshall was officially told by Tigers coach Michael Maguire that his services will no longer be required beyond 2020, after the story was first leaked to the media.
Wests Tigers fans then launched a passionate plea for Marshall to be given one more season via a petition that circulated around the Tigers faithful.
Anthony Milford and Benji Marshall at Red Hill in 2017.Source:AAP
However Marshall appears resigned to the fact his days at the Tigers will come to an end in Round 20 against the Eels.
Marshall has a great relationship with Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett who has been linked to a return to Red Hill as a coaching director.
Bennett would likely jump at the chance to work with marshall again, but it remains to be seen if he will see out the final year of his deal at Redfern or jump early to return to Red Hill.
Marshall played 13 games for the Broncos in 2017 after being let go by the Dragons and returned to the Tigers for three seasons from 2018.
Originally published asBroncos open to Benji reunion. But it all depends on their next coach
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