Penrith-younger Jarome Luai paid tribute to veteran playmaker Benji Marshall in a unique way prior to the veteran's 300th NRL appearance.
Marshall will lose his 300th game on Sunday when his Tigers pick up the eel.
And 22-year-old Luai gave rugby League fans a short flashback to some vintage Benji magic, with his own dazzling performance at Panthers Stadium on Friday night.
It was in the first half of Penrith & # 39; s Round 17 clash with Gold Coast that young Luai produced a stunning solo run that even Marshall would be proud of.
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He stepped and danced around the defense of the Titans, moved on to his forward James Tamou, grabbed the ball back and then dumped a quick pass to his wing defender Dylan Edwards to score the opening game of the game.
"It reminded me of a guy who's going to be celebrating 300 NRL games this weekend," said Fox League commentator Matt Russell.
Rugby league legend Danny Buderus agreed that the play had shades of a young Marshall.
& # 39; I think he definitely watched Benji Marshall, Jarome Luai, & # 39; Buderus said.