Marshall delays Glos move for ABs

Date published: April 30 2015

Tom Marshall might arrive in Gloucester a little later than initially expected after signing a deal with the Tasman Makos.

The Chiefs utility back is set to play in the ITM Cup this year, having taken the decision to stay on a little longer in case he gets called up by the All Blacks.

Tasman announced the deicision on Thursday, explaining that Marshall has been told he is on the radar of the All Blacks, who will hope to retain their title at the World Cup later this year.

"Chiefs fullback Tom Marshall, who was to leave for Gloucester, will rejoin Tasman for the 2015 season," they posted on their Facebook page.

"This after being advised by NZ Rugby he is on the All Blacks selectors radar for the Rugby World Cup."

Marshall is still expected to join Gloucester after his spell with Tasman.

If he is not selected by the All Blacks, he is eligible to play for England through his grandfather,and when he initially signed for Gloucester, he had said that it would be an objective for him.