Buderus backs Farah for Blues

Newcastle captain Danny Buderus has effectively ruled out playing for NSW again, saying it was Robbie Farah’s ‘‘time to shine’’ on the Origin stage.

The 34-year-old former NSW and Australian skipper was Blues coach Ricky Stuart’s first-choice dummy half for this year’s series until a recurrence of Achilles tendonitis ruled him out of contention for the first game in Melbourne last Wednesday.

That opened the door for Farah, who was one of the Blues’ most creative and effective players in their 18-10 loss to Queensland.

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Farah’s form, his own health and fitness, and his desire to help lead the Knights out of their form slump had combined to convince Buderus his Origin career was behind him.

He was also disappointed and disenchanted by Country Rugby League president Jock Colley’s negative reaction to his decision to decline Country Origin selection last month.

‘‘For me, May was a write-off, with all the negative publicity that I received for that City-Country,’’ Buderus said. ‘‘It’s not my time. It’s for someone like a Robbie Farah, and he’s taken it with both hands. It’s his time to shine. He played a great game in State of Origin I, and he’ll be picked for [game] two and three, hopefully.’’

Buderus said he had recovered from a head knock suffered in Newcastle’s 24-14 loss to Gold Coast at last Saturday and would be fit to lead the Knights against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.


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Finally someone said its time for Robbie Farah to shine go robbie fire up. And finally no more ennis the grub and his one useless player.

A gracious response from a class act

We know you’ll take that with both hands Robbie!

Very classy


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@tigersrule4life:

Farah’s form, his own health and fitness, and his desire to help lead the Knights out of their form slump had combined to convince Buderus his Origin career was behind him.

Farah plays for Knight now?
No wonder he got picked.


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At least Buderus has the class to put the team before himself. I hazard a guess that another former NSW hooker would prefer to be chosen to the teams detriment.

@smeghead:

A gracious response from a class act

x2 and it really extinguishes any fire the media might have tried to light about Burderus or Ennis roaring back into contention for games 2 and 3, which shouldn’t happen anyway given Farah’s form.

nice of Buderus to say, he is as others have said a classy individual

@Sabre:

@tigersrule4life:

Farah’s form, his own health and fitness, and his desire to help lead the Knights out of their form slump had combined to convince Buderus his Origin career was behind him.

Farah plays for Knight now?
No wonder he got picked.


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badly worded, he meant farah’s form and buderus’ health and fitness etc.

however, a good gesture from buderus. he will be remembered as one of nsw’s greatest hookers, also captaining australia at one stage.

It just goes to show how smart the NSW coach & Fulton are. No wonder it will be 7 series to 0 soon.


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