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They won’t let go of Harry, Brandon will be the one leaving - he’s been pretty outspoken about that.

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I would be disappointed to lose Garner without getting anyone to replace him.

He obviously has his issues in defense, but man he can run a great line outside Brooks. He’s come up with a few clutch plays for us.

Much rather be getting rid of MCK before Garner.

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@JD-Tiger said in Benji Marshall:

@Moh said in Benji Marshall:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Benji Marshall:

Marshall is a great and we have three roster spots invested in players who don’t deserve it. Marshall could have easily taken one of them and have been far more effective at lesser $.

Yah - as @dazza65 said though, it’s very unfortunate we’re stuck with duds on ridiculous contracts.

I have no doubt we would have kept Benji if we were able to offload Reynolds.

I don’t know. Of course I would offload Reynolds (and Packer) in a second if I could, but even with JRey off the books I wouldn’t have extended Benji. Benji and Brooks don’t work well together as a unit - neither one of them is very good at managing a game. Benji’s attack was very good at times, but defence was usually barely at pass mark and often terribly below. I’d endure with Brooks (as he may do well with a decent partner who can manage the game and take that off his shoulder’s), for the next year at least, and look forward to Doueihi as the other half.

It is time for Benji to retire, and I feel the way he has rejected the opportunity WT tried to give him in honouring him is disrespectful (by not allowing his family to attend), and I suspect he will bad mouth us in he press at some point within the next few months, to further muddy his legacy.

I do agree with everything you have said about Benji, I too think it was really silly of him to reject bringing his family along; and I too think he should retire. But he has every right to want to play on.

If we got rid of JRey, I believe we would have kept him like I said - but I definitely wouldn’t be playing him every week. Sure, a lot of people would say Benji wouldn’t be happy playing 2nd/3rd fiddle, but he did that at the Broncos and he’s said in the past that he is happy to.

Anyway, I’m not upset he is gone - just more value in having him than Josh Reynolds in many ways; but of course that’s not possible.

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@pawsandclaws1 said in Benji Marshall:

Marshall is a great and we have three roster spots invested in players who don’t deserve it. Marshall could have easily taken one of them and have been far more effective at lesser $.

Yah - as @dazza65 said though, it’s very unfortunate we’re stuck with duds on ridiculous contracts.

I have no doubt we would have kept Benji if we were able to offload Reynolds.

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@dazza65 said in Benji Marshall:

@tig_prmz said in Benji Marshall:

Why Benji Marshall didn’t want his family at last Tigers game**

https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-news-benji-marshall-filthy-with-wests-tigers-for-not-resigning/8cd9e0bb-a45e-4269-918a-825f3a6c2472

Benji Marshall may have put on a happy face for the cameras and fans following his side loss to the Eels on Saturday but the truth is the Tigers great is filthy with the club.

Marshall’s exit from the club after a rocky year with coach Michael Maguire was the main reason why the Kiwi great rejected an invitation from Tigers officials to have his family to join him on the field after his final game.

Benji Marshal goes down with an MCL injury (Getty)
While the Marshall-Tigers break-up may have appeared amicable, beneath the surface the relationship has sadly deteriorated.

The Tigers legend is upset by the club’s decision not to re-sign him, and even more hurt by the fact he read about it in the media first.

Marshall’s family didn’t even attend the game and took part in his walk of honour on his own despite the retiring Chris Lawrence being accompanied by his daughter Emme and wife Kathryn.

The Tigers got an exemption to have both families on the field but Marshall opted not to, which was in contrast to his wife and child attending and posing for photos at his 250th game for the Tigers in round 14 before he was told he wasn’t part of the club’s plans.

Marshall farewells Tigers fans
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Marshall farewells Tigers fans
The Tigers have tried to make a big deal of Marshall’s last game but the five-eighth didn’t want any fanfare made about his last game for the club. Marshall is confident he will continue his career elsewhere.

The knee injury was an unfortunate end to Marshall’s career and the playmaker has garnered plenty of positive reviews about his play this season, with Maroons legend Johnathan Thurston one of several former players dumbfounded by the Tigers’ move to drop the star.

Proves my point from the post above - sooking and sulking… its a shame

He will regret not having his son there, very strange. These are memories you would want to cherish forever, where it all started for him.

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@supercoach said in Benji Marshall:

Benji had a real chance tonight to leave the game with people still connecting him to theTigers and his wonderfull contributions over a long period of time. If he walked he could earn the same money either at Fox or in a role at Tigertown, but either pride or ego will not allow him to do that and I think he is making a big mistake. Although the media will overlook his bad games and shower him in praise when he has a good game. Chris Lawrence showed us how to bow out with grace and dignity

Not sure how this got so many thumbs up.

As the saying goes, you’re a long time retired. If he feels he has something to offer on the field, he has every right to explore that opportunity. He clearly still has the passion and motivation to play, and he is entitled to.

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Nofo is a winger and only a winger.

@steve-connelly said in Noffa - Fullback?:

I think nofu has all the skills for fullback taking highball and returning up field look at where he ranks in ARM not bad for a winger

Oh yah, so he can play eyes-up, judge numbers and ball play?

He is a strong runner of the ball but that’s where it stops.

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@InBenjiWeTrust said in How good is Stefano?:

some on this forum will never say ‘oh, i made a mistake’!
Many ‘took the knee’ to Packer, even after one good game after 2 very awful years, he was for them our best prop ever!
Or Jennings, he was the best thing after sliced bread, until he started playing for us!
So I would not be surprised if all ‘JAC or nothing’ mob, will soon recogise that his defence and even catching bombs are not his strong points!

Bang on RE JAC.

Don’t get me wrong, I want JAC here because we need speed badly. But the same people who hate on Nofo and want JAC so desperately will be hating on JAC in no time, if he does end up here.

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Really haven’t seen enough of him, but I do think he’ll be a regular off the bench - at least to begin with. What happens from there depends on if he reaches that potential or not.

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@hobbo1 said in Brooks to Garner:

Another if only thread 😂 … but I’ll add to it …

Poor positional play from AJ cost them not Garner

Lol no.

Garner had every opportunity to slow down, straighten and hand off to AJ.

In the end it was a good tackle by Gutho, which our regular fullback this season couldn’t have made.