Tigers grant Marsters immediate release

Departing Wests Tigers centre Esan Marsters

His 2019 season saw a dip in form and many Wests Tigers fans reluctant to retain him, and so, an immediate release will see Esan Marsters join a rival NRL club. 

Although not confirmed, that club is expected to be the North Queensland Cowboys.

Since making his debut for the Tigers and in the NRL back in 2017, Marsters has played in 61 games with 17 tries to his name.

With a chance for more opportunity and his reported club the Cowboys needing established centres, the Tigers gave him their well wishes.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, I’d like to thank Esan for his contribution to Wests Tigers,” Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said.

“We were able to give Esan his first-grade debut several years ago and it’s been pleasing to see him grow and contribute in numerous ways since then.

“This new long-term deal is a great opportunity for him and we wish both he and his partner Isabelle all the best in the future.”

With Marsters’ move to the Cowboys now confirmed, fans will be hoping the Kiwi international can recapture his 2018 form.

“Esan is a high-quality centre, he’s an international and we believe he is one of the more dangerous outside backs in the NRL,” Cowboys Director of Football Peter Parr said.

“The outside backs is an area we have been looking to increase our depth and we believe Esan is going to be a quality signing for our squad for 2020 and beyond.

“He’s only 23, so his best football is still in front of him, which is exciting considering what he has already achieved in his career.”

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