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Wests Tigers confirm captains for 2020 season

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the appointment of Moses Mbye and Benji Marshall as captains of the club for the 2020 season.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire said both players possessed the attributes required to lead the club on and off the field in the year ahead and commented on the qualities that earned the pair the role for the 2020 season.

“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.

“With this appointment, our expectations as a group are that every player in our squad will lead the organisation to success," Maguire said.

"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.”

Moses Mbye will captain Wests Tigers in 2020
Moses Mbye will captain Wests Tigers in 2020 ©NRL Photos

Mbye said he was excited to lead the club forward alongside Marshall in 2020.

“It’s a huge honour to be named captain and I certainly take a lot of pride in it,” said Mbye. “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.

“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.”

Benji Marshall will captain Wests Tigers in 2020
Benji Marshall will captain Wests Tigers in 2020 ©NRL Photos

The second-most capped player in Wests Tigers history (241 games) and the most capped captain in New Zealand Kiwis history (19 Tests), Marshall said he was honoured to lead the side alongside Mbye.

“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.”