ARU show interest in Benji

The Australian Rugby Union have declared they’re interested in seeing superstar Benji Marshall remain in Australia.

Benji announced his intentions to quit rugby league and end his term with West Tigers in favour of the 15-man code, and many think the Auckland Blues are high on his radar, however any decision he makes will depend on how strong his ambitions are for representative honours with the All Blacks.

Any chance to play with the All Blacks however would mean he would need to play club rugby in his home country. However, surprising to some a number of Australian clubs have expressed interest including theWaratahs and the Brumbies.

Australian Rugby Union chief Bill Pulver stated clearly though, that no deal had been reached, although he admitted his interest in the league superstar.

“Benji’s an intriguing prospect, who seems to have made it clear he’s leaving rugby league,” he said.

“He’s looking at options in Australia and New Zealand so, yeah, there’s some interest there.