Benji Marshall isn't rejoining the Wests Tigers just to play a bit-part role and nurture young playmaker Luke Brooks.
Instead, the new Tigers recruit is eyeing a starting role in the halves with coach Ivan Cleary ready to give Marshall every chance to secure either the number six or seven jersey.
"In his own words, he’s looking to help those guys, but he wants to play there too," Cleary told NRL.com.
"I don’t know how it all pans out in the end but he’s prepared to play that role.
"He thinks he’s still good enough to play, so if he’s the best option, then he’s the best option. But he’s also got to understand that we’ve invested a fair bit in our halves and we want to give them the best opportunity as well.
"So for me, it’s a really good situation to have."
The 2005 Premiership winner will join the Tigers for pre-season training next Friday.