Pay dispute could push Benji out of Brisbane
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Broncos veteran Benji Marshall could part ways with the club because he is unhappy with the amount of money they are putting on the table.

Brisbane threw the playmaker a lifeline with a bottom dollar contract to help resurrect his NRL career, which they fulfilled, and since his recent string of form Marshall is seeking a high pay cheque.

The Courier Mail reports the 32-year-old has been offered a one-year $100,000 extension to stay at Red Hill but if they can’t pick up their game Marshall could test himself on the market.

“I think I want to keep playing. My body feels good enough to keep playing,” he said.

“I signed here for $100,000 which is probably $400,000 less than what it has been in the past.

“I’m not sure (if I’m prepared to do that again) to be honest. It’s been pretty tough. I’m not sure about that.

“Everyone has got bills. I will have to have a chat to my wife (Zoe) and decide financially where we want to be and what we want to achieve.

“I’ve got a family to feed at the end of the day. I know $100,000 is a lot of money but I’ve got a mortgage to pay as well.

“There are a lot of things to weigh up.”

Marshall has been in and out of the Broncos side, providing cover for the injury of Anthony Milford and being backup during the strenuous Origin period.

He had a similar issue at the Dragons when he laughed off a $300,000 offer early in the 2016 season, until it was withdrawn and his only option was to link up with Wayne Bennett.

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