SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Robbie Farah of the Tigers passes the ball during the round 23 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Leichhardt Oval on August 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers’ Robbie Farah has indicated that 2019 may be his last season in the NRL whilst speaking at the club’s season launch on Friday morning.

Talking to the function MC, former Wests Tigers fullback Joel Caine, Farah discussed what players get up to in their downtime.

“I’ll try and get over to the Super Bowl next year, once I’m retired which will be good in Miami.”

Farah revealed to Caine that uncertainty around his future last season nearly drove him to retirement until the opportunity arose to return to the Tigers, for whom he played 248 games from 2003 – 2016.

“I guess last year was a whirlwind for me, it didn’t start off too well-playing reserve grade and I did contemplate retiring right there and then.

“It’s difficult, you get towards the end of your career and it’s never the way you want to finish, playing in reserve grade, but then the stars aligned and found myself back at the Tigers.

“I found myself enjoying my football again. I went back with no expectations on this year ahead. I thought I’d enjoy my footy for 10 weeks and if that’s the way it’s going to end then I’m a content man.

“Not in my wildest dreams did I think [playing in 2019] would happen. The club’s in a great space at the moment and everyone is heading in the right direction.”

The 35-year-old will be out of contract at season’s end, along with Chris Lawrence and Benji Marshall.

Farah requires 17 games in 2019 in order to reach 300 career NRL games.

Farah will look to add to his 283 games played when the Wests Tigers take on Manly Sea Eagles in their home season opener on Saturday 16th March.


  1. Would be great to see him play for the Blues one last time. He was an absolute workhorse in Origin games.

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