A lack of interest from rival clubs in the cross-code star means the pair are likely to be stuck with each other.
Adrian Proszenko is Chief Rugby League Reporter.
Wests chief believes clubs should be compensated when rivals poach their best home-grown products.
A stunning stat suggests the club shouldn't have bent over backwards to keep the quartet of star players.
Bulldogs boss Raelene Castle has allayed concerns the club is spending beyond its means, assuring stakeholders it will comply with the salary cap despite uncertainty over the final figure for 2018.
The Wests Tigers will know by Friday whether they will retain NRL stars Aaron Woods and James Tedesco.
Aaron Woods is likely to be the latest member of the "big four" to depart the Tigers with Canterbury closing in on his signature from next year.
Michael Jennings will leave it to others to determine whether his current form is of State of Origin standard.
Matt Frawley left Canberra for Canterbury after the Raiders decided he wasn't worthy of a contract, but the young playmaker had to overcome a much heavier blow to make it to the NRL.
Penrith supremo Phil Gould has unloaded on the NRL over its scheduling of the traditional clash with local rivals Parramatta, declaring: "They've got no respect for the west whatsoever."
Jarryd Hayne is set for his long-awaited NRL return from an ankle injury after being named for the Gold Coast's NRL clash with Cronulla on Saturday night.