14 Mar 2009

Marshall agrees to new two-year deal

6:50 am on 14 March 2009

The New Zealand rugby league star Benji Marshall says he wants to become one of the game's great halfbacks after agreeing to a new two-year deal with the Wests Tigers.

Marshall ended the speculation over his future by announcing he would remain a Tiger until the end of 2011.

The 24-year-old had been toying with the idea of playing rugby in Japan during the league off-season, but the NRL ruled he could not do so if he had an ongoing commitment with the Tigers.

Marshall says he still has a lot left to do in the game and he'd also like to improve on his representative career for New Zealand.

He also says by changing to halfback, hopefully he'll now become one of the best halfbacks in the game and build up a bigger and better career at the Wests Tigers.