Benji Marshall's time at the Dragons appears all but over, and his storied NRL career might also be at an end.

The 31-year-old former Kiwi playmaker will be dropped to reserve grade for the penultimate round match against Parramatta, reported.

Marshall, who led the Wests Tigers to a title in 2005, has conceded his days with St George Illawarra are nearing an end.

Marshall told Channel Seven: "The Dragons don't owe me anything. If anything I owe them for the opportunity.


"There is a fair chance that I am not going to be here next year so they need to probably have a look at some of those guys who are.

"And if they do, like I said to the coach this morning, if he goes that way I am not going to throw stones."

Marshall has been one of the brightest lights in the NRL, with a unique flamboyant style. But his form has been on a slide and his rugby stint with the Auckland-based Blues was also a failure.

He could get a final first grade fling against Newcastle, as a mark of respect from coach Paul McGregor. Meanwhile, former Warriors coach Ivan Cleary is being linked to the Dragons, after a poor season has left McGregor under pressure.

They were smashed in the latest round by the Roosters, ending their remote top eight chances.