Benji Marshall of the Tigers scores a try past Cameron Smith of the Storm during the round 5 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers at AAMI Stadium on April 8, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Benji Marshall of the Tigers scores a try past Cameron Smith of the Storm during the round 5 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers at AAMI Stadium on April 8, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Michael Dodge / Getty Images

Benji Marshall contract deal could be big win for Wests

TIGERS playmaker Benji Marshall could agree to an upgrade of his contract as early as this week - and it could be one of the biggest deals in the NRL.

Club officials and the 28-year-old's management are believed to be in advanced negotiations to extend his contract until the end of 2017.

The total package is expected to be worth close to $4 million over five years.

Meanwhile, Sharks captain Paul Gallen vented his frustration yesterday with ASADA's ongoing investigations into the alleged use of banned substances at the club in 2011.

Cronulla back-rower Wade Graham was the first player interviewed on Monday, with little progress made.

Lawyers from both sides are believed to have disagreed on the definition of "reasonable assistance" regarding the investigation.

"They're (ASADA) running their own rules at the moment. They don't seem to have anyone to answer to. They're doing what they want and there's not a lot we can do about it," Gallen told Sky Radio yesterday.

"It's (frustrating) and it's been three months now and still not one interview completed."


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