14 Jan 2009

Tigers keep Farah and make him captain

8:55 am on 14 January 2009

Wests Tigers have re-signed in-demand hooker Robbie Farah for the next five years before turning their attention to keeping National Rugby League superstar and Kiwis international Benji Marshall at the club.

Farah turned down a lucrative offer from Gold Coast to sign a four-year contract extension believed to be worth around almost $2 million.

The Tigers also appointed the 24-year-old as the club's new captain and the club hopes Farah's decision will have a snowball effect and entice Marshall to also re-sign.

Marshall's off contract at the end of the year and has been linked with a move to rugby union.