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The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 23 2017 43 Sport Benji Marshall helping Broncos on and off the field A SURPRISE Brisbane debut has only made Benji Marshall hungry for more NRL action. But the veteran playmaker believes some of his best work may be done off the field, helping Ben Hunt block the “outside noise” after his lucrative Dragons deal. Marshall was a shock lastminute Broncos bench addition in last round’s 14-12 loss at Melbourne after Tavita Pangai Jr (ankle) withdrew. Marshall only played 10 minutes – at lock – off the bench, but it was enough to make the former Kiwis captain want more. “It was great to get a run,” the 32-year-old said. “If Wayne [Bennett] wants me to keep playing as a utility, so be it.” Marshall believes he can also make an impact on the sidelines as a mentor after witnessing the reaction to Hunt’s lucrative Dragons move. 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