Influential Tigers duo Marshall and Farah sign on for one more year

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah

Already Wests Tigers legends, Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall will go around for one more season after agreeing to new deals. 

Already inducted as life members of the club – the first two players to be handed this honour – fans will be pleased at the news.

Both debuted back in 2003 and won a premiership soon after in 2005, with Benji’s flick pass firmly etched in every fans’ mind.

Farah is the most capped Wests Tigers player in history with 255 games and Marshall has 221 games for the club.

With the decision made, Farah looks forward to his final season.

“It’s exciting to finally get it done,” Farah said.

“I wanted to take my time with the decision and I’m glad it’s done now.

“I want to embrace everything and take it all in now knowing it’s going to be my last year, and hopefully leave a legacy once I’m gone.

“I want to leave the club in a better place once Benji and I are gone, and I’m really looking forward to playing that role.”

Even after he departed the club initially to play for the St George Illawarra Dragons, Benji always wanted to return to the Tigers.

“It was always my intention coming back here to finish my career here,” Marshall said.

“I think it’s pretty special to start and finish my career at the same place, and to be able to do it with Robbie is something I never could have imagined happening.”

Like Robbie, Benji is excited to go around for one more season.

“You can’t get that opportunity to play again if you decide to retire and I didn’t want to have any regrets,” the Tigers legend continued.

I still feel like I have plenty to offer, so I’m just hoping that with a big pre-season and an off-season I can stay injury-free and contribute again next year.”

Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall

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