Farah and Ennis resume their feud ahead of NRL showdown

Robbie Farah and Michael Ennis resume their feud ahead of NRL showdown

4 hours ago August 21, 2015 5:51PM

THEY called an uneasy truce when they came together for a common cause during the NSW Blues Origin 3 camp earlier this season.

But any pleasantries, genuine or otherwise, exchanged back in July will have been long forgotten with normal transmission expected to resume in the long-running rivalry between Cronulla hooker Michael Ennis and Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah.

The pair will go head-to-head when their respective sides clash at Remondis Stadium.

Ennis will be desperate to ensure the Sharks’ loss to Melbourne on Monday night was nothing more than a minor hiccup with a top four berth still a reachable goal if results go the right way.

Farah, though, will know a points decision over his rival will go a long way to getting the Tigers the result they crave.

Sharks coach Shane Flanagan, who says his side didn’t need any reminding of how poor they were against the Storm, is wary of the attacking flair of Farah and the Tigers.

“They are a really good offensive team who can score some points if you don’t come with a defensive mindset,” he said.

“They have two really good young halves and Robbie Farah and (Aaron) Woods in there. And the bloke at the back (James Tedesco) is in sensational form.

“They are a proud club. They won’t just come here and hand us the two points.”

Despite a short turnaround, Flanagan and his squad has done their homework on danger man Tedesco.

“I think he is leading the comp in tackle breaks and when he brings the ball back, he is creating so many opportunities for that team,” he said.

“We need to be really good on him. It’s okay to look at him (on video) but you have to go out and handle it.”

The Tigers will leave a final decision on whether forward leader Woods plays until game day as he recovers from the knee injury he picked up during last weekend’s loss to Newcastle.

The big prop got through the Captain’s run on Friday but coach Jason Taylor wants to see how he recovers from the session.

“He did the full session but it is going to hinge on how he pulls up in the morning,” a Tigers spokesman said.

Taylor says his side can’t bank on capitalising on the Sharks falling away late in the game due to their short turnaround from Monday night.

“We are going there to play a team in the top eight who have plenty to play for,” he said.

“It’s important that we don’t just think they are going to go away.”

“They are a proud club”
That’s a new one.

@innsaneink:

“They are a proud club”
That’s a new one.

Compared to the drug-cheating, premiershipless Sharks we are I suppose. And unlike the Sharkies we at least haven’t yet had to punt one of our players for using his own gob as a urinal trough.

We’ve had our share… drugs… player misbehaviour… One currently stood down indefinitely

Proud isn’t a word I think of when I think of us… 3/16

Smash him in a scrum Robbie… Give us some excitement to finish the year!

@Tiger Watto:

Smash him in a scrum Robbie… Give us some excitement to finish the year!

similar to the Robbie Farah v Anthony Watts, scrum biffo at Leichhardt Oval a few seasons ago. :wahoo:
Seriously though if you can limit the input that Ennis has in a game in attack, the sharks won’t be as much of a threat.
Make him defend a lot, which should tire him out, therefore nullifying his attacking prowess.

@Tiger Watto:

Smash him in a scrum Robbie… Give us some excitement to finish the year!

Highly unlikely to happen Watto.

They will do anything to hype up an old battle Farah vs Ennis.
Let’s face it……it’s hardly a mouth watering clash.
There best is well and truly past them.

@willow:

@Tiger Watto:

Smash him in a scrum Robbie… Give us some excitement to finish the year!

Highly unlikely to happen Watto.

Galloway has been looking extra cranky recently and close to retirement.

@Masterton:

@willow:

@Tiger Watto:

Smash him in a scrum Robbie… Give us some excitement to finish the year!

Highly unlikely to happen Watto.

Galloway has been looking extra cranky recently and close to retirement.

Yeah, noticed the same, must be picking up the slack whilst Marty was out.

What a load of over-hyped up tripe! The media are desperately trying to make a rather uninteresting game, interesting by bringing up the spectre of some old feud between the NSW hookers that in all reality probably never really existed anyway, except in the minds of those writing this sort of crap. Time to move on boys and girls.

@Fade To Black:

@innsaneink:

“They are a proud club”
That’s a new one.

Compared to the drug-cheating, premiershipless Sharks we are I suppose. And unlike the Sharkies we at least haven’t yet had to punt one of our players for using his own gob as a urinal trough.

yeah just shoving his fingers up someones clacker on the field

@pHyR3:

@Fade To Black:

@innsaneink:

“They are a proud club”
That’s a new one.

Compared to the drug-cheating, premiershipless Sharks we are I suppose. And unlike the Sharkies we at least haven’t yet had to punt one of our players for using his own gob as a urinal trough.

yeah just shoving his fingers up someones clacker on the field

Seriously, the mind boggles at what goes through some blokes’ heads sometimes. I have done some really daft things in my life, especially whilst drinking, but I have never, ever entertained the thought that I’d like to try and see if I can drink my own pee, at any stage. As for desiring to poke a finger up another bloke’s bum - well that just beggars belief! I honestly don’t know how these 2 blokes can live these actions down, but everyone seems to think they’re all ok again :crazy

@pHyR3:

@Fade To Black:

@innsaneink:

“They are a proud club”
That’s a new one.

Compared to the drug-cheating, premiershipless Sharks we are I suppose. And unlike the Sharkies we at least haven’t yet had to punt one of our players for using his own gob as a urinal trough.

yeah just shoving his fingers up someones clacker on the field

In Hoppa’s defence when he was making his way into the ground that fateful night there was a boy scouts group fundraising who were asking people for a coin donation. Hoppa, being a bit hard of hearing, thought they were asking for a ‘coit donation’ ……and he gave generously to the Cowboys out on the field.

@Flippedy:

@pHyR3:

@Fade To Black:

@innsaneink:

“They are a proud club”
That’s a new one.

Compared to the drug-cheating, premiershipless Sharks we are I suppose. And unlike the Sharkies we at least haven’t yet had to punt one of our players for using his own gob as a urinal trough.

yeah just shoving his fingers up someones clacker on the field

Seriously, the mind boggles at what goes through some blokes’ heads sometimes. I have done some really daft things in my life, especially whilst drinking, but I have never, ever entertained the thought that I’d like to try and see if I can drink my own pee, at any stage. As for desiring to poke a finger up another bloke’s bum - well that just beggars belief! I honestly don’t know how these 2 blokes can live these actions down, but everyone seems to think they’re all ok again :crazy

He didn’t actually drink his pee,Flip.
It was a photo trick to make it look like that - stupid for someone in the public eye to do it and enough to get him in big trouble, though.
Hoppa … well enough said of that.

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