A vintage Benji Marshall was on full display as the Rabbitohs defeated the Gold Coast Titans.

South Sydney veteran Benji Marshall has wound back the clock to steer the Rabbitohs to a 40-30 win over the Gold Coast Titans.

With the Rabbitohs trailing by 14 points at half-time after a David Fifita hat-trick blitzed South Sydney early, Marshall reminded fans why at 36-years-old, he’s still one of the game’s most exciting players.

The former Wests Tigers playmaker produced two tries in the second half of the match and had a hand in another. Despite being named in the uncustomary position of centre, Marshall played in his preferred five-eighth spot with Cody Walker moving to fullback and winger Dane Gagai to the centres.

While his two tries were nothing short of special, it was the moment he linked up with fullback Alex Johnston that reminded fans of his infamous flick pass moment from the Tigers premiership triumph back in 2005.

“Marshall away like it’s 2005 and he’s playing the Cowboys in the big one,” commentator Warren Smith told Fox League.

“A ball back on the inside. He had to have had no clue, only trust and faith that Alex Johnston would be there.”

Marshall’s big night even left many fans questioning whether the Tigers made the right decision to part ways with Marshall last season before South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett offered the veteran an NRL lifeline.

“Playing a different position, but he’s playing like the teenager who changed the game almost 20 years ago!” Smith said.

“What must the Wests Tigers be fans thinking when they see Benji Marshall doing what he’s doing here tonight.”


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