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http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/marshall-set-to-leave-wests-tigers-20130715-2q06g.html<br /> <br /> Benji is gong to UNION Next Year..Just Announced<br /> <br /> <br /> Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall will seek a release from the final two years of his contract.<br /> Marshall's manager Martin Tauber has confirmed to Fairfax Media that he has told Tigers officials of the Kiwi representative's desire to leave the club at the end of this season. The 28-year-old will now likely play rugby union.<br /> <br /> Marshall has returned from a holiday in Bali adamant that he will leave the club which he has played with for more than a decade, and helped to a remarkable premiership success in 2005.<br /> <br /> ''I've had a conversation with the chief operating officer Grant Mayer, and I've advised him of Benji's decision,'' Tauber said. ''Benji will play out the balance of the 2013 year but will seek an early release.'' Tauber has been in negotiations with Tigers officials since earlier this year, but those talks broke down after Marshall was benched by coach Mick Potter for the clash with South Sydney in round 10.<br /> <br /> Advertisement<br /> Marshall is known to be disillusioned that the Tigers did not honour a handshake agreement for him to sign a contract upgrade and extension, which would have seen him stay at the club until the end of 2017.<br /> Recent discussions between the Tigers and Tauber have only centred on an upgrade of his current deal, which expires at the end of 2015. Marshall's current contract allowed for a renegotiation following an increase in the salary cap due to the new broadcast rights deal.<br /> <br /> He has long been adamant that he would not play against the Tigers, which leaves Super Rugby as his likely destination.<br /> Auckland Blues coach John Kirwan has held talks with Tauber, who is expected to now commence formal discussions with Waratahs coach Michael Cheika. Tauber stressed that Marshall did not have a deal confirmed with any rugby union outfit.<br /> <br /> ''This has been a very difficult decision. This young man h