Benji Marshall has enjoyed his first training run with the Broncos. Photo courtesy Broncos media
Benji Marshall has enjoyed his first training run with the Broncos. Photo courtesy Broncos media

I'm here to help, says new Bronco Benji

RUGBY LEAGUE: Benji Marshall says part of his job at the Brisbane Broncos is to help playmaker Anthony Milford recapture his best form.

After his first training session with his new NRL club, the 31-year-old Marshall said he wanted to reignite Milford's running game.

"This is my 15th season. I think I can help with experience and calming nerves,” Marshall said.

"I don't he (Milford) is too dissimilar to the way I played. I think if I can give some advice it is what I have lost in the last couple of years - don't be caught being the ball player.

"Play to your strength and I think that is his running game.”

Thrown a lifeline by Broncos coach Wayne Bennett, Marshall said he wanted to have fun after an injury-marred 2016 with St George Illawarra that looked like being his last season.

"To be honest, last year looked like being my farewell,” Marshall said.

"This is my chance to enjoy the footy, be myself and do the things that I have enjoyed, this decision is pretty much about me.”

Asked where he wanted to play for Brisbane, the former Kiwi international halfback said: "To be honest with you I don't now what it is. But wherever it is I want it to be in the top 17. I will try my hardest to make that happen.”


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