Farah set to play on after agreeing to terms

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Farah set to play on after agreeing to terms

Post by Tiger_Fan18 » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 2:40 pm

Zac Bailey - Wed 29 Aug 2018, 12:49 PM
https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/08/29/rob ... ts-tigers/

Wests Tigers veteran Robbie Farah is set to play on in 2019.

NRL.com understands the 34-year-old hooker has agreed to terms on a one-year extension with the club where he made his Telstra Premiership debut in 2003.

Farah played his 250th game for the Tigers in round 19 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs – the club he represented 26 times in 2017 and earlier this year, before returning to the team he once captained.

He has played 281 NRL games across his 16-year career and his decision to play on for a 17th season in the NRL puts him in line to become part of the 300-game club.

Farah has not put pen to paper on his contract as yet and the Wests Tigers have made no official announcement regarding Farah’s future.

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Post by maxxy86 » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 2:51 pm

I will believe it when it becomes official, however I think it’s a good move from the club. Really need Liddle to step up in the off season and go to the next level with the wealth of experience Robbie can give him. Im sure it will benefit West’s tigers.
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Post by underdog » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 2:54 pm

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Post by jadtiger » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 2:59 pm

I would rather he retired to be honest but if it means he plays ISP next season i can live with it.Hopefully the contract reflects his position as no 2 hooker

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Post by Russell » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:08 pm

jadtiger wrote:
Wed 29 Aug, 2018 2:59 pm
I would rather he retired to be honest but if it means he plays ISP next season i can live with it.Hopefully the contract reflects his position as no 2 hooker
Don't think so - he would expect to play 19 games to reach 300 unfortunately.


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Post by tsjonathan » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:08 pm

we lost @ Leichhardt so he probably wants a do over...

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:10 pm

Not too bothered by this but I really dont see this as an improvement in the roster

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Post by Telltails » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:22 pm

Shows faith in Liddle. Its all up to him now Farah has a year left in him at best. Time for Jacob to to step up.

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Post by kiwitiger » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:24 pm

Ivan Cleary was just interviewed on radiosport in nz after 5 our time and has confirmed both Farah and Marshall for next year

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Post by TigerTiger » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:28 pm

kiwitiger wrote:
Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:24 pm
Ivan Cleary was just interviewed on radiosport in nz after 5 our time and has confirmed both Farah and Marshall for next year
Bugger.

I really don't see the point in extending both of them. Together, it just doesn't work. here's hoping they are back-ups and they aren't needed much both together.
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Post by gallagher » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:37 pm

Same old for next year then.

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Post by jrtiger » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:38 pm

TigerTiger wrote:
Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:28 pm
kiwitiger wrote:
Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:24 pm
Ivan Cleary was just interviewed on radiosport in nz after 5 our time and has confirmed both Farah and Marshall for next year
Bugger.

I really don't see the point in extending both of them. Together, it just doesn't work. here's hoping they are back-ups and they aren't needed much both together.
I think you'll see Benji with a very reduced workload providing Reynolds stays injury free, Farah can easily go around another year in a rotation with Liddle.

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Post by WT2K » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:38 pm

kiwitiger wrote:
Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:24 pm
Ivan Cleary was just interviewed on radiosport in nz after 5 our time and has confirmed both Farah and Marshall for next year
Cheers, kiwi. Benji does look cooked but as fans we can't make the decision for them. Hopefully it works out for us and both benji and robbie next season.
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Post by Newtown » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:48 pm

They each have to put their substantial egos aside and realise that in 2019 they will be mainly ISP players with the occasional call up to first grade. They have great great careers but cannot, at their age, block young aspiring youngster from deservedly playing first grade. The club needs to encourage young players not block their paths with has-beens who believe that they are entitled to first grade positions.

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Post by Geo. » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:53 pm

gallagher wrote:
Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:37 pm
Same old for next year then.
So not a 9 game cameo after all who'd of thought eh...
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Post by Demps » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:57 pm

We need hooker depth as stated.
Liddle is no guarantee.

Hopefully it's his year in 2019 and lord Faraq is just insurance / Injury cover.

Great. Now all the haters can rest easy that we don't need to sign Lichaa.
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Post by Tacky » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 3:58 pm

I think its a good move. We'll have to use next year to transition to our new 5/8 and hooker tho. Can't half do it again, like we did with Littlejohn, Godinet and Mcilwrick. We have to find a permanent replacement this time.
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Post by maxxy86 » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 4:01 pm

I remember a few seasons back Marshall saying that he won’t retire before Farah. Also Robbie saying a few weeks ago that his retirement will probably coincide with Benji’s.
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