No hard feelings between Farah and Burgess
Author Tanisha Stanton Timestamp Sat 21 Jul 2018, 09:54 PM
Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah said there was no hard feelings between him and Sam Burgess after a fiery clash at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
The South Sydney enforcer was put on report for a dangerous tackle on Farah in the 18th minute of the Wests Tigers’ 22-6 win over the Rabbitohs, which left the Tigers No.9 with a shiny bruise on his right lip.
But Farah didn’t feel the hit was worth putting the Bunnies powerhouse on report.
“He was carrying on like he didn’t get me but he got me on the mouth,” Farah said.
"I don’t think it was worthy of a suspension though.
"He’s gets a bit fired up out there, big Sammy, but he’s just a competitor and he’s a winner.
“There’s no hard feelings. He plays the game tough and fair, there was nothing in that.”
The Tigers have now toppled two title heavyweights in as many weeks, following their 20-16 win over the Dragons last round.
Farah, who spent the first 14 rounds of the season with Souths, said he was getting as much enjoyment from being back in first grade as he was from the Tigers’ recent winning run.
“For me its just about enjoying my footy,” Farah said. "I know it’s weird to say but results are secondary to that.
"I was slogging it away in reserve grade for most of the year this year and that was really tough mentally.
“For me to come back to a club that I never thought I’d be back at and a club that I’ve spent so much of my life at is pretty special.”
The hooker was taken off for a HIA with 10 minutes remaining but pulled up fine after the match, celebrating on the field after full-time with his teammates and catching up with his old Rabbitohs teammates in the sheds after the game.
“I remember bits of it,” he said. "I’ll probably have to watch the game back.
"But it’s a good tough win against, in my opinion, the best team in the competition.
“I’m grateful for the boys that made it a night to remember.”
Despite being four competition points outside the top eight Farah said the squad hadn’t given up hope of a late charge towards the finals.
“Our seasons not over yet,” Farah said. "Mathematically we can (make the finals).
"We’ve just beat the Dragons and the Bunnies so it doesn’t get any bigger than that at the moment - the two best teams in the competition.
“It’s always easy to get up for the top teams in the competition and now we just have to build on what we’ve done in the last two weeks and keep that momentum rolling.”