during the round 16 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Gold Coast Titans at Leichhardt Oval on July 1, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

On the eve of his 250th game, Wests Tigers veteran Robbie Farah said he did not anticipate returning to his old club.

“I enjoyed my time at the Bunnies, and now to come back here in the twilight of my career has been a great opportunity for me,” Farah told reporters yesterday.

“It feels like I never really left to be honest. But to have the opportunity to finish my career on a personal note is pretty special for myself.

“At the same time I’ve said all along, the club did not bring me back to sell some tickets or because it’s a feel-good story.

“It’s about winning games and we started that on the weekend and now we’ve got a challenge ahead of us for the last seven rounds to try and push ourselves in the top eight.”

Farah conceded that when he was playing reserves for the Rabbitohs, self doubt crept into his mind that he may never return to first-grade.

“You do have self doubt when you’re stuck in that reserve grade. Self doubt always creeps in. You start to question if your’re still good enough or whether you’re too old and should’ve given it away last year.

“Before I played during that Origin period there was a lot of self doubt. But then to come back and play those couple of games at the Bunnies. It proved to myself that I can still compete.”

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The 34-year old has not yet thought about his playing future, remaining focused on the remainder of this season.

“Everyone’s been asking me that this week,” Farah said in regards to playing in on 2019.

“To be honest I haven’t thought about it. I’m not too concerned about making the decision one way or the other in the near future.

“There’s still a long way to go in the season, a million things can happen between now and then. As I’ve said all along, fair to say I’m not going to be going to another NRL club.

“I’ll either be playing at the Tigers or I won’t be. They might not be in the position to offer me a contract or want to. The decision might be taken out of my hands, so we’ll cross that path when it comes.”


  1. One game with Benji and a win and its a media frenzy about Robbie / Benji.
    Tigers did not offer much against Dragons it was just the Dragons were poor and slow in both defence and attack except for a couple of forwards. Congrats Tigers being deserved winners but dont think you will win much more against the teams above you..maybe Dragons again in Round 23.

  2. Robbie retire at the end of the year. Dont play a year too long! Just enjoy a cushy paid job at the Tigers and the media in the future.

  3. Go round again, Robbie. You’re a champion. You still got it.

    Thank’s for helping out at Souths.

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