Souths star Benji Marshall has made the NRL’s highlight reel for the rest of the season with a stunning moment to set up Alex Johnson’s try in Souths’ 40-30 comeback over the Titans.
Having been down 24-10 at halftime on the back of David Fifita’s rampaging hat-trick, the Rabbitohs were a different team in the second half.
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It took 13 minutes for the Rabbitohs to erase the Titans lead, with Marshall following up a line break from Keaon Koloamatangi to score an easy try next to the posts.
But it was his next act seven minutes later that had social media buzzing.
Marshall’s most famous moment came in the 2005 Grand Final, when a magic flick pass put winger Pat Richards in for a try.
It’s 16 years later but it appears the skills are no less sharp.
Now at 36, and having equalled the most matches by a New Zealand born player with 331, Marshall was playing like a 20-year-old again.
Having been let go by the Wests Tigers, the side he made his name at, he appears to have found a new lease of life with the Rabbitohs.
Playing out of position in the centres after Latrell Mitchell’s suspension saw a backline reshuffle, Marshall set up Alex Johnston with an insane flick pass.
After Cameron Murray stuck his head through the line, he somehow got the ball away for Marshall, who headed towards the sideline 10m out.
But instead of going to ground, Marshall threw a no-look pass back on the inside, with Johnston in the right place at the right time.
WHAT ABOUT THIS ASSIST FROM BENJI?! BUNNIES BACK ON TOP!
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“It’s ridiculous, it’s amazing, Marshall to Johnston,” Warren Smith screamed on Fox League.
Steve Roach added: “We’ve seen some great tries in this game of football but none better than that. It's like Benjamin Button, that’s what they should be calling him”.
Benji Marshall’s flick is back with a vengeance.Source:FOX SPORTS
“He had to have had no clue, only trust and faith that Johnston would be there,” Smith said.
Roach then said that the pass “wasn’t brilliant” but threw it believing that Johnston would get there.
But social media were in raptures over the incredible effort from Marshall.
Even at 36, a confident Benji Marshall is amazing to watch. What a player. #NRLTitansRabbitohs
Blocker said the pass wasn’t brilliant….WHAT?!?! That pass from Benji was amazing!!
Wait, now he’s said that it was brilliant.
Tigers didn’t want Benji Marshall 😂😂😂
Benji Marshall inspires me to think that maybe I’m not just a washed up unemployed has-been after all. Maybe. #NRLTitansRabbitohs
Benji Marshall is one of my all time favourite rugby league players. ALL TIME. Brilliant try
Benji! Still the 🐐 #NRL
Marshall then did it again, throwing a no-look cut out pass for Alex Johnston to run down the sideline, before handing the ball back for the ageless wonder to score his second.
At 36, Marshall hasn’t lost a step.
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