Exciting prospect Rowan Marshall is set to stay a Saint, signing a new three-year deal.
The 23-year-old has emerged as one of the game’s most improved players in 2019, moving into the ruck and making the position his own at the Saints.
Of the 24 ruckmen who have played at least six games across the league this year, Marshall ranks second for contested possessions (10.7), second for kicks (9.3) and third for clearances (5.2) and centre clearances (2.0).
“We’re thrilled to have Rowan sign on for a further three years,” Saints List Manager James Gallagher said.
“His performances and the way he has embraced the challenge of his new role this year is reflective of the overall attitude with which he approaches his football.
“He’s a professional, determined and passionate young man, and we believe he has a really exciting future ahead of him here at the club.”
Having mixed it with some of the competition’s best this year, Marshall says his focus is on continuing to improve and give his all for the red, white and black.
“I’ve loved my time at the Saints so far and am stoked to have signed this new deal,” Marshall said.
“I feel like I’ve really learned a lot during my time, especially the past eight months or so, and I’m excited to keep growing and learning.
“I really believe in what we’re building and I’m looking forward to being part of it.”
Marshall joined the Saints with pick No. 10 in the 2017 Rookie Draft, before being elevated to the main group in 2018.
He debuted against Sydney in Rd 18 2017 and has since amassed 22 games for the club.