CQ league star has got the lot

By RACHAEL BORICH

FORMER Central Queensland rugby league player PJ Marsh has gone from pin up boy to punch-up boy in the past week.

Marsh caught the attention of St George-Illawarra's Trent Barrett in Friday night's NRL game when Barrett retaliated to an alleged high tackle from Marsh by throwing two punches.

Both players entered guilty pleas yesterday with Barrett's grade two striking charge receiving a one-game suspension while Marsh, charged with a grade two careless high tackle for his challenge on Barrett, avoided a onematch suspension and will play for Parramatta against the Raiders this weekend.

Off the field, Marsh is also creating a stir with his appearance in this month's edition of the Cosmopolitan magazine in its annual ball-boys special.

Marsh's mum Jackie could not be prouder of her son's modelling efforts, but admits she wasn't too sure what to expect when she turned to the front of the Boys With Balls '05 article to see the Bulldog's Daniel Conn in his birthday suit.

"I thought hello, nude?'' said Jackie, who is now based on the Sunshine Coast.

"I went over the page. I was relieved that he was wearing shorts ? coming from a strong family background I knew he probably wouldn't do that (get nude).

"It's still awesome.''

Jackie said the magazine asked PJ if he wanted to get all the gear off, but his reply was "You've got the wrong fella''.

This was Marsh's second magazine photo shoot for 2005 after an appearance in the Ralph April edition ? modelling clothes.



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