Wests Tigers all class ahead of Farah’s 250th game

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.

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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.

While there was no shock appearance from Jason Taylor in the clip, Souths reached out to Tiger’s players Aaron Woods and Chris Lawrence for some congratulatory words.

‘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.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Well Souths got the win for him which was great, still not playing well but obvious improvement will come hopefully by next week, also what is George Burgess problem, he doesn’t run hard anymore and when he tries to he losses the ball, he is playing terrible.

    SSTID thanks for letting me know Zero is back to it’s old style, been away for two weeks so got some catching up to do.

    I take it the appropriate comments were made to the Manly guy’s after the Souths game, also been told by Manly source Walker wants out and wishes to come back to Souths, true, can’t believe there already into Green, fair dinkum, has i said in the off season, Manly’s problem is there forwards, simples.

    • I wish Souths could welcome Walker back to the cardinal and myrtle but ONLY if he has changed his attitude and behaviour. For mine James Roberts can stay where he is, I don’t want him back at the club.

      Farah has been playing well and Cook still has to lift his game to the same levels as last year. Braidon Burns looks an exciting prospect (and although AJ is doing the job ATM) I would like to see Burns moved to FB in the near future (once he has settled into first grade).

      To be fair to Manly’s forwards they were missing Martin Taupau and AFB and had to carry Nate Myles (they also played Shaun Lane too sparingly and he needs to play more mins).

      Like you I am very disappointed with George and his brain snap and continuing turnovers. Tom also is a disappointment and Sam is being played out of position at lock in the middle of the field and is most effective attacking the right edge where he get win a one on one challenge or attract two defenders and offload to outside supports.

  2. Yeah glad those guys were missing, but at least we are winning without Inglis come the big games we are going to miss him big time, Easts look awesome don’t they? It will be a big test next Thursday to see where we are at, Madge needs to put our biggest team out there especially the backs, i can’t see young Jennings handling Mitchell out wide he will be difficult stop, anyway i don’t think Souths are quite there at the moment, on another point how biased were the commentators yesterday they all wanted Newcastle to win and Sterlo reckoned Newcastle would have won if Burgess had been sent off all the footy show were on Newcastle side as well, don’t get it hey!

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