24 Apr 2014

Marshall denies being Cronulla-bound

7:11 am on 24 April 2014

Failed rugby convert Benji Marshall denies he's set to join Cronulla but admits his promise to not play for any NRL league team other than the Wests Tigers was premature.

Marshall was officially granted a release from his Super Rugby contract with the Blues yesterday after just two months of playing the 15-man game but says he hasn't spoken to any other parties about his future employment.

The Sharks have several ex-Tigers players on their books including Marshall's close friend Beau Ryan in addition to Bryce Gibbs, Blake Ayshford, Andrew Fifita, John Morris and Chris Heighington.

This has sparked speculation he will become a Cronulla player, but Marshall denies any deal has been struck.

He says he'd prefer to end up in Sydney, but says he's not sure who will be interested in a "29-year-old washed-up rugby player."