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Broncos' Marsh says best is yet to come

By Wayne Heming 04/12/2007 07:49:12 PM Comments (0)

Utility recruit PJ Marsh hopes his arrival at the Brisbane Broncos will land him an NRL premiership and possibly resurrect his stalled State of Origin career.

"I'm pretty sure my best football is ahead of me," said Marsh, whose career was almost prematurely derailed by a serious neck injury in 2003.

"This is where I wanted to play but to be honest, I never thought I'd get here.

"Most of the guys that come here end up staying forever so I couldn't see myself ever getting here."

The departure of Brisbane's classy roustabout Shaun Berrigan to England opened the door for Marsh to finally end up at the club where he had hoped to start his NRL career.

"I don't think I'm as versatile as Shaun, but I can play halfback, hooker and five-eighth," he said.

"I've gone the long way around to get here. I think I've got three or fours years of my best football ahead of me.

"I was going to come back to Brisbane when I finished playing, now hopefully I can finish my career here."

Marsh says he's chasing what every Broncos player has - a premiership.

"I'm pretty sure we can get one in the next few years," he said.

The 27-year-old was also optimistic that playing well for the Broncos could lead to a re-call to the Queensland Origin side, having last played for the Maroons in 2003.

Gladstone born but raised in Blackwater, Marsh was dual registered by the Broncos with his old junior club, Central Queensland Comets.

The arrangement gives the Broncos access to Comet players similar to agreements they have with Queensland Cup sides Redcliffe, Wynnum and Easts.

The Comets were previously backed by NRL rivals North Queensland Cowboys.

Cowboys chief executive Peter Parr said he understood the Comets reasons for linking with the Broncos but said he would be interested to see how many of their players turned out in their colours.

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