Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Wests Tigers will celebrate two player milestones against Penrith Panthers at Centrebet Stadium this Friday night.

Prop Todd Payten and five-eighth Benji Marshall will each play their 150th game for Wests Tigers.

Payten made his first appearance for Wests Tigers against Brisbane at Campbelltown Stadium in round 3 of the 2004 season. He has scored 9 tries in his 149 games for the Club and has been the cornerstone of the Wests Tigers pack for many years.

Payten will retire at the end of the this season and has played 257 NRL games since making his first grade debut for Canberra against Western Suburbs at Campbelltown Stadium in round 18 of the 1996 season.

Marshall captured the attention of the rugby league world when he made his first grade debut for Wests Tigers against Newcastle at Campbelltown Stadium in round 20 of the 2003 season.

The young Kiwi with the amazing sidestep has since gone on to become an NRL superstar, winning the coveted Golden Boot award in 2010 as the world’s best player.

After overcoming a series of season ending shoulder injuries, the Kiwi Captain has played 21 Tests for his country.

A prolific pointscorer, Marshall has played 149 games for 62 tries, 261 goals and 5 field goals for 775 points.

He is just 12 points off breaking Brett Hodgson’s record of 786 points for most points for the Club.

Hodgson achieved the feat in 102 games, scoring 38 tries and kicking 317 goals.

Marshall also holds the Club record of most tries with 62 in 149 games.

9/08/2011 5:03:30 PM

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