South Sydney have well and truly welcomed Robbie Farah to Redfern, with the club releasing a video highlighting the hooker’s achievements, with a few cameos from past teammates as well.
An eighteen-month feud with coach Jason Taylor ended Farah’s Leichardt career last season, but his former teammates proved there was no love lost for the Australian international over the last few days.
Despite only play two games for the club so far, the Rabbitohs have made the former outcast a new home in Redfern, with Farah certainly feeling the love.
“I feel like I’m a part of the Rabbitohs family already. Everyone’s been really welcoming and they’ve taken me in with both arms and the fans have been great” Farah said.
The Bunnies produced a short video for Farah that will play at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday, with a host of both club and representative players and coaches featuring in the celebratory video.
‘It’s a pleasure to play with you at club, New South Wales and Australian level. Hope you kill it in 250, and score another try, good luck big man’ said West’s captain Aaron Woods.
It’s been a long road to 250 NRL games for Farah, as the rake would’ve earnt the milestone in Campbelltown last season if he hadn’t been dropped by Jason Taylor. But while it’s taken a while to achieve the feat, it’s quite a rare one, and one the Origin hooker will be stoked to earn.
“It’s been a while coming and I’ve had to wait for it, but I’m really proud obviously. It’s not a milestone that many get to achieve so I count myself lucky that the body’s gotten me there.”
Amongst the other people in the video are Origin teammates Paul Gallen and Josh Reynolds, former Blue’s coach Ricky Stuart, coach Michael Maguire, former teammate and South’s kicking coach Pat Richards, and father and brother Peter and Eddie Farah.
While Farah has always been portrayed in a negative light on the back page of newspapers, the amount and pure calibre of the people speaking in the short clip is a testament to who Robbie Farah truly is.
A Tiger, a Rabbitoh, a Blue, a Kangaroo, a teammate, a captain, a leader, an all-round good bloke. Only the elite play 250 NRL games, and Robbie Farah, welcome to the club.