Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall pen new deals with Wests

Drew Darbyshire

Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall have both signed one-year contract extensions with Wests Tigers.

Lebanon captain Farah and New Zealand international Marshall both made their NRL debuts for the Tigers in 2003, before starring in the club’s first Premiership victory in 2005.

Farah is Wests’ most-capped player of all time with 255 appearances for the club, while Marshall has played 221 games.

On extending his deal, Farah said: “It’s exciting to finally get it done.

“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 added: “It was always my intention coming back here to finish my career here.

“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.”