Tigers sign Marshall for 2018 NRL season

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    Benji Marshall will return to Wests Tigers on a one-year deal next NRL season.

    “I look forward to working with Benji over the coming year, he has a lot to offer this club and I know he’s keen to return and make a positive impact on Wests Tigers,” said coach Ivan Cleary in a statement on Sunday.

    The 32-year-old Brisbane playmaker, who won a premiership at the Tigers in 2005, confirmed the shift back to the club he left in 2013 with Fairfax Media.

    “I never wanted to leave the place, and I’ve tried several times to get back and now I’ve got my chance,” Marshall said.

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    • Roar Pro

      August 13th 2017 @ 11:03am
      Davico said | August 13th 2017 @ 11:03am | ! Report

      Not sure why the Tigers would make this move unless it is to set up some sort of coaching gig for the future. What value does he add? I know he has played OK this year but…

    • Roar Guru

      August 13th 2017 @ 11:08am
      Riley Pettigrew said | August 13th 2017 @ 11:08am | ! Report

      Very interesting, wasn’t expecting that at all. Could serve as a mentor to Lolohea/Reynolds/Brooks but other than that I don’t see what he offers.

    • Roar Pro

      August 13th 2017 @ 12:00pm
      J.C. said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:00pm | ! Report

      His year at the Brisbane was a bit of a waste, but he can go back to his roots

      • August 13th 2017 @ 3:35pm
        Madrid John said | August 13th 2017 @ 3:35pm | ! Report

        Apparently Kodi Nikorima has very much appreciated a season with Benji. By all accounts he has been a real mentor for the youngster. That sounds like something the West Tigers could very much do with.

        • August 13th 2017 @ 10:33pm
          Matt dustby said | August 13th 2017 @ 10:33pm | ! Report

          What would expect him to say to the media ?

    • August 13th 2017 @ 12:17pm
      Jimmmy said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:17pm | ! Report

      I think Benji still has something to offfer. Even if he only gives cover for injuries. He was pretty good when he played for the Broncs this year. The Tigers never should have let him go. He was one of the very few must watch players in his time and I hope he has a good final season at Tigerland.

      • Roar Rookie

        August 13th 2017 @ 12:39pm
        Gaz said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:39pm | ! Report

        Farah next.

        • Roar Pro

          August 13th 2017 @ 1:08pm
          J.C. said | August 13th 2017 @ 1:08pm | ! Report

          Possibly

        • August 13th 2017 @ 1:43pm
          Big Daddy said | August 13th 2017 @ 1:43pm | ! Report

          Gaz,
          Are you a sadist.

    • August 13th 2017 @ 12:47pm
      Duncan Smith said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:47pm | ! Report

      That’s a great idea as long as the NRL brings in an extra halves position for the 2018 season so Benji can play alongside Brooks and Reynolds.

    • Roar Rookie

      August 13th 2017 @ 2:59pm
      steveng said | August 13th 2017 @ 2:59pm | ! Report

      A sensible and good move by Ivan, Benji will bring allot of experience to the Tigers that they have lacked for years. Ivan is an astute coach and he will take advantage of Benji’s experience to chime in with Brooks and J. Reynolds. Good move and it can’t hurt.

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