Benji Marshall And Humility

benji marshall and humility

Benji Marshall

Stone the crows. Last week I had the unique experience of reading the sports pages where a major story had something extraordinary to offer young men.

I’ll assume no prior knowledge here about rugby as I know many readers are based around the world. Let me set the stage.

Rugby League hero Benji Marshal quit his long-time team the Wests Tigers to follow a two million dollar deal to play rugby union in New Zealand. He left his beloved Tigers in a somewhat less-than-ideal set of circumstances. Long story short. He was lousy at rugby union. It’s a totally different game. They offered him the option of going to play local club rugby in the New Zealand suburbs for 12 months. That’s a long way down the totem pole of sporting super stardom. Continue reading