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Waratahs interested in Marshall

16th July 2013 10:42


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The Waratahs have confirmed their interest in Rugby League star Benji Marshall, should the West Tigers player move to Union.

Marshall has confirmed that he wants to leave his club at the end of the season and would be a hot property following a stellar career in the NRL.

Waratahs chief executive Jason Allen has admitted that talks have taken place over the acquisition of Marshall, but that the Waratahs immediate priorities lay on securing the future of Israel Folau and acquiring Kurtley Beale following his release from the Melbourne Rebels.

"We've been chatting with his manager now for a couple of years and we are definitely interested in bringing Benji Marshall to the Waratahs," said Allen to Fox Sports.

"There could be a slight opportunity but there are a lot of things that need to fall into place and come our way with Benji Marshall.

"We've got some very big decisions pending with Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale and they are our priorities right now. But we can't close the door just yet."

Marshall's manager, Martin Tauber, confirmed that his star player had spoken to Folau about making the switch to the Waratahs, identifying it as a likely destination.

"He's already had a conversation with Izzy (Folau) about playing rugby - they'd be a devastating duo," said Tauber.

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