Tuqiri set to stay on at Tigers

Lote Tuqiri

Tuqiri wants two-year deal

Lote Tuqiri's desire for a two-year deal appears to be the only sticking point in the dual international extending his stay with Wests Tigers into the 2013 NRL season.

Tuqiri has returned from a family holiday keen to step up talks on a new contract with the Tigers - the 32-year-old winger confident he still has plenty to offer despite his recent injury struggles.

While the Tigers are yet to sort out a coach for 2013 - with Manly assistant Matt Parish still the front-runner to succeed Tim Sheens - Tuqiri's manager Giancarlo Lombardo said he expected the powerful winger to be part of the set-up next season.

The Tigers trepidation in offering a two-year deal is understandable given Tuqiri's injury struggles over the past two seasons.

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