Marshall’s MEGA new deal: Star Saint locked in for long haul

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St Kilda star Rowan Marshall has turned his back on rival offers to ink a lucrative five-year extension that ties him to Moorabbin until the end of 2027. 

The 26-year-old has been the subject of trade speculation in recent months but has always been a priority re-signing for the Saints with Paddy Ryder in the twilight of his career. 

St Kilda’s Rowan Marshall and Sydney’s Tom Hickey compete in R15, 2022. Picture: AFL Photos

Marshall has proven to be a revelation since being plucked from North Ballarat in the VFL as a 21-year-old via pick No.10 in the 2017 NAB AFL Rookie Draft. 

Born in Taranaki, Marshall has played 78 games in the red, white and black, finishing second behind Seb Ross in the 2019 Trevor Barker Award and fourth in 2020 before being limited to 13 games due to injuries last season.  

Marshall signed a three-year extension in June 2019 amid a breakout season at Moorabbin, becoming even more valuable since then. 

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