Look forward to Benji playing next year

Benji Marshall may be past his best – but he has got to be bargain of the year. He is, without doubt, a superstar of NRL. After he left the Wests Tigers, he has been wasted at the Dragons. We only saw glimpses of what he can actually do. His experience and leadership will be … [Read the full story]

Tigers win thrilling 1st round against Sharks

Shane Flanagan could not have been more emphatic about the influence refereeing howlers had on the golden-point loss to the Wests Tigers: “In my books, we should’ve won”. The Sharks coach watched in disbelief with the rest of us as Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall crunched a 35m field goal under intense pressure in extra-time to … [Read the full story]

Benji backs Tedesco for Tigers fullback position

Benji Marshall has backed 19-year-old prodigy James Tedesco to nail down the vacant Wests Tigers fullback position. Tedesco started in the No.1 jersey in the Tigers’ 20-12 trial win over Parramatta, but Tim Sheens has since refused to confirm the youngster will be his starting fullback for the NRL season opener. Former Parramatta utility Tom … [Read the full story]

League could lose Benji Marshall to Union

Kiwi rugby league captain Benji Marshall and Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper…entirely unpredictable, both capable of turning a game in a split second and both the key to their respective country’s hopes of victory on Sunday. Kangaroos coach Sheens reckons Marshall is guaranteed to become a target for rugby union at the end of his current … [Read the full story]

Gareth Ellis is Wests Tigers Player of the Year

International second-rower Gareth Ellis has today set a benchmark that will be hard to beat after winning the Wests Tigers Player of the Year award for the third consecutive season. Rated as the world’s best second-rower, Ellis played 18 games this season and is the only player to have won the Wests Tigers Player of … [Read the full story]

Benji Marshall is bound to win Player of the Year

Three-time Dally M medal winner Andrew Johns has tipped Wests Tigers superstar Benji Marshall to add yet more silverware to his already glittering trophy cabinet and be named the NRL’s Player of the Year next Tuesday night in what looms as one of the closest Dally M races in years. Marshall is locked in a … [Read the full story]

Benji Marshall set to break pointscoring record

Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall looks set to break the Club’s pointscoring record against Parramatta at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday, August 21. Marshall needs 4 more points to break the record held by 2005 premiership wining team-mate Brett Hodgson of 786 points. Hodgson set the record in 102 games through 38 tries and … [Read the full story]

Arthur Summons says, “He’s out of this world”

League legend Arthur Summons has handed Wests Tigers superstar Benji Marshall the ultimate compliment, declaring modern-day magician is the best player he has seen. “He’s out of this world,” the spritely 75-year-old offered in the countdown to Friday night’s showdown against St George Illawarra at Sydney Football Stadium. “I’ve not seen anyone better.” Now, in … [Read the full story]

Players could earn shit-loads if Australia v New Zealand test goes ahead

The reason a hybrid game involving the Wallabies and Kangaroos has never eventuated is that neither John O’Neill nor David Gallop wants to run the risk of losing. Which is why a Sydney promoter has come up with the idea of merging the best Australian union and league talent into one side to play the … [Read the full story]

Tigers aren’t just a flashy team

For too long the Wests Tigers have been viewed as a flashy team built around their brilliant stars Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah. Powerful English back-rower Gareth Ellis enjoys watching Marshall sidestep around the opposition and benefits more than most from Farah’s clever dummy-half runs. But the 106kg forward has had enough of “the flashy … [Read the full story]

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