Winning first, milestone second for Farah
Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah says he’ll take the time to celebrate his 300th NRL game, but only after the job is done as his side face the Newcastle Knights in a key contest on Friday.
Following a tough defeat to the Canberra Raiders last week, Farah said the team had some strong conversations together and were determined to get back in the winners circle this weekend as they look to end a run of three straight defeats.
“We had a really thorough review yesterday and there were some really honest conversations going around” "We know where we are at this point of the season and what we need to do.
“It’s a matter of going out and putting it into action now.
"It’s too late for talk and stuff, we need to find a way to win.
“We head to Newcastle this week and that’s always a tough place to go and play. They’ve got their back against the wall too and it’s a big week for them as well.
“But we’ve just got to find a way to win this week, that’s all it comes down to.”
Farah will become the 39th player in Telstra Premiership history to reach the 300-game milestone — two weeks after close friend and fellow Life Member Benji Marshall reached the mark — and noted that while the occasion would be special on Friday, it was a clear secondary focus compared to his side’s goal.
“We’re in a situation this week where I’m not too concerned about individual milestones, to be honest," Farah said. "It’s just about getting the win.
"It’s obviously a nice milestone — more so for the people around me than myself. It’s definitely still a proud moment for me, but it’s about getting the win.
“There’s still a lot of belief in this team and I think that’s where the frustration is coming from — because of results in the last few weeks,” he added.
"We’ve shown at stages throughout this year that we can compete with the top sides but we take out foot off the throat and we let ourselves down.
“So there’s definitely still a fair bit of belief, but at the same time, we know that what we’ve produced hasn’t been good enough. We’ve had a good hard look at ourselves and now it’s just about finding a way to do it.”
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Unfortunately for Rob, his back has been trying to do it for him and end his season from about Rd. 5 onwards imho, great servant to the club but cannot see him having a big game…
Needs to keep his nose out of club affairs and media this week to performance do the talky
Always thought he’d make quite the politician old Faz, but I’ll class him as on a similar level to B. O,Farrell if he has another shocker this weekend… Liddle is nearly there!