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Three Life Members to lead coaching succession plan

Wests Tigers have today confirmed that Tim Sheens will take over as the club’s Head Coach in 2023 with his former premiership-winning playmakers Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah by his side.

Tim Sheens: Four time premiership-winning coach
Tim Sheens: Four time premiership-winning coach

Sheens will take charge for the 2023 and 2024 seasons as Head Coach, with Marshall and Farah as his assistants. Marshall will then assume the role as Head Coach for a further three seasons (2025-27).

Benji Marshall: Premiership-winning five eighth to be Head Coach in 2025
Benji Marshall: Premiership-winning five eighth to be Head Coach in 2025

Robbie Farah will also continue his involvement over the next two seasons. He will be an Assistant Coach to Sheens in 2023 and 2024.

Robbie Farah: Premiership-winning hooker to be Assistant Coach in 2023 and 2024
Robbie Farah: Premiership-winning hooker to be Assistant Coach in 2023 and 2024

This coaching succession plan will bring together more than 1300 games of NRL experience shared between three club icons, who together combined to win Wests Tigers’ maiden premiership in 2005.

CEO Justin Pascoe says this is a perfect way to drive the club forward,

This is about having Wests Tigers DNA surging through the club, and it’s about putting together a rock-solid coaching plan for the next five years."

Justin Pascoe

"This is a very clear path forward for this club and we are delighted to have Tim, Benji and Robbie reunited for the next phase of our club’s growth.”

Benji and Robbie are two of the most talented players this club has seen, and Tim’s coaching record speaks for itself.”

These three have achieved just about everything there is to achieve in the game and this partnership I know will be really, really powerful for our club.”

Justin Pascoe

"It also demonstrates that we are putting pathways in place not just for our players, but for our coaches as well. “

It’s a great day for our club.”

The inaugural Royce Simmons Cup is up for grabs this Sunday as part of the club's Legends Round when Wests Tigers play Penrith Panthers at CommBank Stadium. 

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