That is the thing i believe he has lost the dressing room and they don’t respect the bloke .
It’s funny when Taylor 1st came to the Club how highly he was talking about his Captain ( Farah ) and now his shafting him . To me Taylor can feel the pressure and if he has quoted in saying that " if Farah stays he will be playing Reserve Grade " what an absolute insult . Taylor knows it’s only a matter of time for him as well , it really shows the Character of the bloke .
Taylor is maybe trying to get one on the chin from Farah on Mad Monday
Can you give us a link that quote?
Robbie Farah told by Wests Tigers if he stays he will be playing reserve grade
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Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah
PHOTO: Robbie Farah has been a mainstay of the Tigers for over a decade. (Getty Images: Renee McKay)
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Robbie Farah has revealed the Tigers told him he will not play NRL if he remains at the club next season.
On Tuesday night, Wests revealed the skipper had been granted permission to look elsewhere despite still having two years remaining on his contract.
It is not a release but Farah, who said he is “not willing to walk away without a fight”, told reporters after training on Wednesday morning: “I’ve been told if I stay I will be playing reserve grade.”
It is a bitter pill to swallow for the hooker, who has spent over a decade with the club since making his debut in 2003 and desperately wants to remain a one-club player.
“I love this club. I’ve given blood sweat and tears to this club. I’ve given everything,” he said.
“The biggest thing for me all my career was to finish as a one-club player,” added Farah, who has played more games for the club than anyone in history.
“It was something that meant a lot to me and in the past I’ve stayed here through a lot of tough times when I’ve had opportunities to leave, but the thing that kept me here was I’m a local junior and it’s a club that is dear to my heart.”
Further to that, with the Tigers’ final two games being played at Campbelltown and Sydney’s Olympic stadium, Farah said it was “a massive dagger in my heart” to know he will likely never again play for the Tigers at their spiritual home, Leichhardt Oval.
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“The fact that I won’t get a proper farewell to the fans and the club and my team-mates … is disappointing because of what I have done here,” he said.
“And it would have been nice to go out in a better fashion.”
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VIDEO: If I stay I will be playing reserve grade: Farah (ABC News)
Speculation is rife as to where the New South Wales rake may land, with South Sydney appearing the early front-runners as the premiers have lost Kiwis hooker Issac Luke to the Warriors and Farah’s brother Eddie is a member of the training staff.
But Farah would not be drawn on the guesswork, saying Souths is a great club but his main focus is on helping the 16th-placed Tigers avoid the wooden spoon.
While clearly ill-at-ease with the call, Farah said he understood the club’s salary-cap issues coupled with his back-loaded contract meant it would be “difficult for them to keep me here”.
The State of Origin hooker said it had always been his intention to remain a one-club player but the Tigers have prevented him from realising that goal.
Coach Jason Taylor did not reveal much when asked about the reason for the club’s decision.
“We have given Robbie permission to negotiate and we don’t have any more to say about it,” he said.
Former Tigers captain Ben Elias sais the decision reeks of off-field problems at the Tigers.
“It is a sudden shock, and for the life of me I can’t understand why,” Elias told Fox Sports.