Benji Marshall joins South Sydney Rabbitohs

Benji Marshall

New Zealand international Benji Marshall has joined South Sydney Rabbitohs on a one-year contract for the 2021 season.

The 35-year-old has made more than 300 NRL appearances for St George Illawarra Dragons, Brisbane Broncos and Wests Tigers. He has earned 31 caps for the Kiwis.

Marshall said: “I have a lot of gratitude to get the opportunity to play again in the NRL.

“I couldn’t sleep last night, I was that excited. It felt like it was the first day at school.

“It’s an opportunity for me to not only play, but to go out winning a competition. With this squad here, the coaches, it’s a great opportunity for that and that’s my goal.

“I feel very lucky and grateful to be joining a club with a history like Souths’ with the players that have played here before.

“It’s been a great club for so long and to be playing here is very special to me.

“The Rabbitohs fan base, as well, is so big, vocal and passionate and I’m really looking forward to playing for the Souths Members rather than against them this year.”