Jeremy Marshall-King has spent the 2022 season demonstrating he is set on becoming the Dolphins’ first ever starting hooker next year in the NRL.
He was awarded for that application last week when he was named the winner of the Dr George Peponis award as Bulldogs’ Player of the Year.
Starting in all 24 NRL matches of the year, Marshall-King was a cornerstone for the Bulldogs’ pack.
He scurried over from dummy half for five tries, made nine line breaks and averaged 39 tackles per match.
His final game for the Bulldogs was his 100th match in the NRL.
Season 2022 was clearly his best year so far in the NRL, and a real win for the Dolphins’ recruiting team who snatched him from the Bulldogs early in the season.
Marshall-King’s outstanding form has now put him in the frame for the New Zealand Kiwis’ World Cup squad.
If successful, he will be able to make an early acquaintance with his new Dolphins teammates, former Storm forwards Kenny and Jesse Bromwich.
It would be Marshall-King’s first selection in a Kiwis’ team after previously playing for the Maori All Stars.