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Next Game: The Season has finished
Benji unsure of role in Tigers' NRL halves
20 Mar 2018
Benji Marshall isn't sure who will wear the Wests Tigers' No.6 jersey when Josh Reynolds returns from a hamstring injury, despite their quick start to the year.

Benji Marshall is happy to cut his fairytale return to the Wests Tigers' No.6 jersey short when Josh Reynolds returns next month from a hamstring injury.

A year since the club sacked Jason Taylor as coach with the Tigers in turmoil, Marshall has helped to take the side to an undefeated season start with shock wins over the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne.

Marshall's composure and tempo have been crucial in both victories, playing again in the No.6 jersey he had made famous in his 201 games at the Tigers from 2003-13.

But with Reynolds expected back for the Tigers in round five or six, Marshall said he'd happily return to the bench utility role he thought he'd be playing throughout the pre-season.

"I've got to be honest - it's been pretty tiring," the 33-year-old said ahead of Friday's clash with former club Brisbane.

"I probably wasn't ready for that; to start the season, with an interrupted pre-season I've had with the baby, and I hurt my calf there.

"I was only supposed to play 30-40 minutes and was probably going to go to hooker.

"From my point of view, I'm just going to keep putting in 100 per cent each week and, if that keeps me there, it keeps me there. If that doesn't, then that's what (coach) Ivan (Cleary) thinks is best for the team."

Marshall's influence on halfback Luke Brooks has been the most pronounced.

Having spent most of his career playing alongside the equally youthful Mitchell Moses, Brooks credited Marshall as a calming influence on him and the entire squad over the opening two weeks of 2018.

"What I have enjoyed is having to step up and take a bit of pressure off Luke," Marshall said.

"He's been here for a few years now and had a lot of pressure on his shoulders. With having two options to kick and two options to attack from, I feel like I can relieve a bit of that pressure.

"On the weekend, he ran for over 100 metres for the first time in a long time. I thought it was good signs."

For all their success over the first two rounds, the Tigers have scored only two tries - the least of any team in the competition.

They have beaten two of the NRL's best on the back of defence and grit - two terms not often associated with the Tigers in recent years.

"When you make a habit of losing for the last few years, it can become part of the culture and become acceptable," Marshall said.

"We just wanted to change a bit of that in the pre-season and everything was a competition. If you won, you got rewarded. And if you lost, you got punished."

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Wests Tigers fullback Tuimoala Lolohea has kicked a 79th-minute sideline conversion to upset the Sydney Roosters 10-8 in round one of the NRL. click here for full story...

Tigers' dramatic NRL upset of Roosters 
Wests Tigers fullback Tuimoala Lolohea has kicked a 79th-minute sideline conversion to upset the Sydney Roosters 10-8 in round one of the NRL. click here for full story...

Last Game: The Wests Tigers lost against the Brisbane Broncos 6 - 38 at Leichhardt Oval, Australia (5435 days ago)  game results here
 Wests Tigers Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 9 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 43 
 Total Goals: 29 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 474 
 Total Points Against: 746 
 Leagues the Wests Tigers are in
2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Ahmad Bajouri, Ben Galea, Ben Jefferies, Chris Paterson, Corey Pearson, Darren Senter, Hassan Saleh, Joel Caine, John Skandalis, John Wilson, Kevin McGuinness, Lincoln Withers, Luke O'Donnell, Mark O'Neill, Robert Mears, Stephen Trindall, Terry Hill, Troy Wozniak, Willie Manu,

 Players in 2001
Anthony Laffranchi, Ben Black, Ciriaco Mescia, Craig Field, Jackson Kafusi, Jason Lowrie, John Carlaw, John Hopoate, John Simon, Lee Murphy, Lipina Kaufusi, Luke Isakka, Lupina Kaufusi, Mark O hallaran, Mark O'halloran, Matt Seers, Nick Bradley-qalilawa, Owen Craigie, Shane Walker, Steve Crouch, Steven Crouch, Trent Robinson, Trent Runciman, Tyran Smith, Warren Carney,

 Players in 2000
Cherry Mescia, Jason Lowrie, Ken McGuinness, Steve Georgallis,
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Last Results

Sunday, 4 May, 2003
Brisbane 38
Wests Tigers 6

Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 34
Wests Tigers 6

Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
Parramatta 28
Wests Tigers 8

Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
South Sydney 32
Wests Tigers 22

Sunday, 6 Apr, 2003
Wests Tigers 38
Eagles 12

Saturday, 29 Mar, 2003
Canterbury 38
Wests Tigers 6

Saturday, 22 Mar, 2003
Canberra 15
Wests Tigers 8

Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Wests Tigers 24
St George 20

Saturday, 7 Sep, 2002
Warriors 28
Wests Tigers 12

Saturday, 31 Aug, 2002
Parramatta 36
Wests Tigers 24

Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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