SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Robbie Farah of the Tigers passes the ball during the round 23 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Leichhardt Oval on August 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers have announced the signings of veteran duo Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall, on one-year extensions.

The pair are both Life Members of the Tigers, with Farah currently holding the games record at the Tigers with 255 appearances.

Both Farah and Marshall were excited to finish their careers in Tigers colours, with the pair expressing their gratitude to the club’s website.

“It’s exciting to finally get it done,” Farah told weststigers.com.au.

“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.”

Marshall echoed Farah’s sentiments, and already can’t wait to get started next season.

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

“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.

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

5 COMMENTS

  1. Good move by the Tigers….both players are Wests Tigers legends.

    I can see the role Robbie will play in 2019…starting hooker and play 50-60 minutes with Liddle off the bench.

    Can’t say I can clearly see Benji’s role though…with Liddle being our 14 and Reynolds a fit and healthy 6 where does that leave Benji?..surely not in reserves…waiting for injury or bad form to take over 6 or 7?

    • Benji will do what he did at broncos, mentor brooks and Reynolds and push them to improve to hold their spot. Reynolds needs a kicking game and brooks needs consistency, Benji has both but is past his best physically.

  2. Great news for Rugby League lovers. A couple of mates reunite and retire together at their original club, A feel good story, at long last.👍

  3. Agree 2041, I can see Farah’s contribution, but Benji I’m not so sure. I’m not a Wests Tiger supporter, but it does sadden me that these two players are not one club players. Egos, poor administration and jealousy seemed to have pushed them out – with common sense and passion bringing them back. I’m rambling on a bit here, but when I see this happen to club legends (Fenech, Lance Thompson, Petro, etc) – I can’t help feel for those guys – to be a one club player should be held in higher esteem.

  4. Agree 2041, I can see Farah’s contribution, but Benji I’m not so sure. I’m not a Wests Tiger supporter, but it does sadden me that these two players are not one club players. Egos, poor administration and jealousy seemed to have pushed them out – with common sense and passion bringing them back. I’m rambling on a bit here, but when I see this happen to club legends (Fenech, Lance Thompson, Petro, etc) – I can’t help feel for those guys – to be a one club player should be held in higher esteem – and encouraged!

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