Liam Marshall: I’ve never wanted the NRL, I’m too happy at Wigan

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Wigan winger Liam Marshall has told Love Rugby League that he never sees himself playing for any other club and has never even contemplated moving to the NRL.

The 26-year old is enjoying one of his best ever seasons with the Warriors, having scored hat-tricks in consecutive games this summer to boost his hopes of a place in Shaun Wane’s England squad for the World Cup.

But Marshall says he has never craved the limelight; and would not even consider a move elsewhere should such an offer come in.

“The NRL is something that has never really been on the table for me,” Marshall revealed on the latest episode of the Love Rugby League Podcast.

“At Wigan I’ve always been under lengthy contracts and signed again so it is not something I’ve gone looking for or ever had the interest in. 

“I’m really happy to be at my hometown team and I don’t see myself playing anywhere else at the minute. I’m really enjoying it so the NRL is not something I’ve ever looked at or wanted to do. I am very happy at Wigan so I wouldn’t want to move.”

 

England can match their Australian counterparts, says Liam Marshall

Marshall is hoping to force his way into the England squad for this autumn’s World Cup. He was left out for the mid-season international against the Combined Nations All Stars.

He says it is tough to gauge where England are at, given the lack of representative rugby league in the calendar.

“Without the World Club Challenge we don’t have those big tests so it is hard to judge,” he added.

“It is massive over there with the publicity the NRL gets and we maybe feel a bit inferior. But a lot of our players go over there and do well. I don’t see why we can’t challenge them. It is a tough challenge (for England) but it is exciting.”

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