WITH Benji Marshall finally confirming his switch of codes on Saturday morning — officially signing a two year deal with Auckland Blues — his Wests Tigers coach believes his form is improving.
Marshall, who played for the Tigers in their 26-22 loss to Parramatta on Friday night, will join the New Zealand Super Rugby side next year with an eye on becoming a dual international.
"I thought he tried really hard and came up with a couple of real good plays," Potter said of Marshall's form on Friday night.
"He was involved in a few of the try-scoring plays and I thought his kicking game was okay.
"His form is on the way up and I'd love nothing better than for Benji Marshall to go out the way he started, and the way everyone remembers him as the ultimate player that has brought innovation and new skills levels to the game.
"I'm confident that he has still got it and he showed some really good signs the other night."
Marshall announced the switch with a message on YouTube, wearing a Blues jersey, which angered Tigers fans and management.
While Tigers officials were disappointed to see Marshall wearing a rival team's jersey, they will take no action against him and Potter said he intended to select the star playmaker against the Roosters.
"I don't think it is going to become too much of a problem in the immediate future whether he is wearing an Auckland Blues shirt," Potter said. "He's not playing for them right at the moment and he is free at the end of the year to negotiate a contract and he has done that."