Jeremy Marshall-King is shaping up as a handy buy for the NRL Dolphins as they set to enter the National Rugby League competition next season.
Marshall-King, the younger brother of Benji Marshall, has signed a two-year deal to join the Dolphins in their inaugural season.
And he is looking like real value after quietly putting together a string of good performances for the improving Bulldogs.
The hooker is one of only a few Bulldogs to have played in every single match for the team this year, and has been a big part of their recent resurgence.
The Dogs were last on the ladder just five weeks ago but have leap-frogged the Titans, Warriors, Tigers and Knights with three wins in their last five games.
Marshall-King’s role in that turnaround was evidenced in his numbers during last week’s win over the Gold Coast.
Marshall scored a try and produced a try assist, had one line break and two off-loads in his 84 running metres.
He also racked up 42 tackles in his 69 minutes on the field, underlining his toughness in defence.
Marshall King has also built his field time this year, averaging almost 70 minutes a match and played the full 80 minutes in two of the last three games.
It is these kind of stats that are underlining his credentials to be a real option as the Dolphins’ starting hooker next year.
Marshall-King will join the Dolphins at pre-season training when it begins in just over three months’ time.