Wests Tigers legend Benji Marshall could be a handed an NRL lifeline with the Cronulla Sharks showing interest in the playmaker.
Marshall’s career with the Tigers officially came to an end at the conclusion of the 2020 season with the club electing not to offer the veteran a new contract.
It was revealed last month that the Cowboys were interested in bringing the 35-year-old up north but that move has now been knocked back by Marshall himself according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
It’s understood the Sharks are now weighing up whether to bring Marshall to the Shire with the club set to open the 2021 season without fellow playmaker Shaun Johnson who ruptured his Achilles tendon back in September.
Marshall is currently deciding whether or not he will play on next season but is known to have a good relationship with Cronulla football manager Darren Mooney, with the pair having spent time together previously at the Tigers.
In other player movements, the Tigers on Thursday announced the signing of former Rabbitohs and Broncos star James Roberts.
Roberts, 27, will join the club on a two-year deal which will see him remain in Concord until at least the end of the 2022 NRL season, dependent on options in the club’s favour.