The Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has made it clear he wants Kiwis five-eigth Benji Marshall to remain at the National Rugby League despite talk of a rift between the pair.
Potter dropped Marshall to the reserves bench earlier this week for Friday night's match against competition leaders South Sydney.
Marshall will be off contract at the end of next year and his management team are believed to be in talks with the Tigers over a reported $5 million extension that would keep him at the club until the end of the 2017.
Marshall's demotion prompted speculation Marshall and Potter had had a falling out and that could jeopardise his chances of remaining at the club.
The Tigers have lost a club record-equalling six consecutive games.