Benji Marshall and Wayne Bennett will reunite with the playmaker in Redfern in negotiations with South Sydney over a swan song in 2021

NRLcom believes Marshall has received a one-year contract from the Rabbitohs and is ready to take on the NRL lifeline

Since Marshall is only a month before his 36th birthday Birthday, Bennett has marked a second lifeline for the Kiwi star four years after resurrecting his career in Brisbane

Should Marshall take over the paddock in Cardinal and Myrte, he would be 10 Being an NRL-era player who turned 36 Birthday plays, and the oldest in this year’s competition, assuming Cameron Smith stops playing

His signing would be from a deep perspective for the Rabbitohs, providing cover for halves of the gun Cody Walker and Adam Reynolds alongside top 30 squad members Troy Dargan and Dean Hawkins

Walker and Reynolds have only missed 12 games in the past four seasons as one of the NRL’s most consistent half-pairings, though the former is due for the NSW Origin honors in mid-2021 after playing as the Blues Five series last year eighth

In addition to providing depth in representative time, Bennett is an intrepid fan of Marshall’s mentoring influence who has worked closely at New Zealand National Camp and the Broncos

Marshall had seen a brief end to his glamorous NRL career when he spent the summer of 2021 without a contract

Wests Tigers informed Marshall last September that he would not be offered a deal for the coming season

Talks with the Cowboys and Sharks were only held for both clubs, only to fail at its price, while Marshall rejected the Hull FC-led Super League’s interest in staying in Sydney

The potential Rabbitohs deal gives him the opportunity to do just that Marshall’s distinguished media career at Fox Sports is a factor in his desire to stay in Australia

The connection with South Sydney would result in Marshall after the Tigers (two stints), St George Illawarra and Brisbane fails in 18 seasons for his fourth NRL club

With 324 NRL appearances, he needs eight more games to get past Adam Blair as the best-manned New Zealander in Premier League history

Bennett signed Marshall for around 100 in late 2016$ 000 after 2005 Premiership winner approached Bennett for career advice

Using Bennett’s 13-game lifeline as a semi / utility and a key mentor for Brisbane teens, Marshall paved the way for a Tiger homecoming in 2018

The couple chatted again shortly after the Tigers confirmed that 2020 would be Marshall’s last at Concord, a decision he originally learned about through media coverage

Bennett addressed Marshall’s future in September and said he would like to coach him again, but was not on the list of Rabbitohs at the time

“I would do it if there was an opportunity here, but there is no opportunity here so this cannot happen,” said Bennett

“We have all seen Benji in a long time, so I don’t think I need to tell everyone about him, but I’ll tell you what you don’t see

“He’s a great guy and he was great with the players we had at the Broncos back then

“We had a lot of young players there and I can’t give him enough awards for his contribution”

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