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Former New Zealand captain Benji Marshall leaves rugby league for spell with Blues

Last Updated: 10/08/13 9:10am

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Benji Marshall: Played 27 matches for New Zealand in rugby league

Benji Marshall: Played 27 matches for New Zealand in rugby league

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Former New Zealand rugby league captain Benji Marshall has joined the Super Rugby side Blues in a late-career code switch.

The 28-year-old confirmed on Saturday he had agreed terms with Blues coach John Kirwan to play for the Blues in the 2014 and 2015 Super Rugby seasons.

Marshall played 196 times for Wests in Australia's National Rugby League and 27 tests for New Zealand, as captain from 2009 and 2012.

Kirwan said he was "thrilled" to have reached agreement with Marshall after a long negotiation.

But the former All Blacks winger, who guided the Blues to 10th place in his first season as head coach, was unable to say in what position Marshall might start his new career.

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