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Marshall, Mbye named Wests Tigers co-captains

Wests Tigers veteran Benji Marshall will share the captaincy duties with Moses Mbye in 2020.

The club announced on Thursday that Michael Maguire had appointed the experienced duo to lead the side and the coach expected them to lead the team to a successful campaign.

"I’m very pleased to have Moses and Benji as captains of this team," Maguire said.

"Moses and Benji are strong leaders who will take this club forward with their influence and the example they set both on and off the field.

"They are widely respected not only by their teammates, coaches and staff at Wests Tigers but also throughout the game o­f rugby league, and their appointment in this role allows us to strengthen the leadership of this club.

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"With this appointment, our expectations as a group are that every player in our squad will lead the organisation to success. Moses and Benji have a key role to play for us as leaders in 2020, and I have no doubt that they will make all involved with Wests Tigers proud in the year ahead."

Mbye, who was the club's captain last year, said he was excited to have Marshall by his side.

"To have someone like Benji beside me in this role is a fantastic thing and definitely strengthens the leadership throughout our team as a whole," he said.

"We have really strong values at this club, and it’s our job as captains to show that out on the field and encourage others in this team to lead in that way."

Marshall is the second-most capped player in Wests Tigers history and has captained New Zealand more than anyone else in Kiwis history.

"Being named captain of this club alongside Moses is an incredible honour and one of the proudest moments of my career," Marshall said.

"Leadership is a privilege and I certainly don’t take that for granted at a club I love.

"I have learned a lot about leadership throughout my career and feel incredibly proud to join Moses and lead a great group of men and our club to a successful 2020."