FLAMBOYANT STYLE WILL CONTINUE SAYS ROBBIE FARAH
By Wayne Cousins
6/09/2011 4:33:36 PM
Captain Robbie Farah says the flamboyant style of the Wests Tigers will continue throughout the finals series, starting with the massive qualifying final showdown against St George-Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium this Friday night.
Finals footy can often see teams play more of a grinding style but Farah says his team wouldn’t change the formula that saw them record eight consecutive wins to finish the regular season in fourth place.
“We won’t tweak much. We have been pretty happy with the way we have been going,’’ Farah said.
“We are pretty flamboyant but everything we do on the field is practised and is pretty structured.
“For us, it is just finding the balance and picking our moments between the gritty stuff and chancing our arm with the ball.”
Farah said there was a healthy rivalry between Wests Tigers and the Dragons and Friday night’s clash would again produce another enthralling encounter.
“The night we played them at the SFS in ’05 was a great atmosphere. We were a massive underdog (in the preliminary final), ’’ Farah recalled.
“Last year (preliminary final) was a great game and we went down by 1 point. You never forget those losses. You want to learn from those experiences and hopefully it will make us a better side if we are in that position again.”
Farah said the Dragons showed enough class over the past fortnight to bounce back from their string of losses.
He said the win over Wayne Bennett’s men at the SFS last month would give them added confidence heading into Friday night.
“Before that game it had been a while since we beaten the Dragons so any win you can knock up against them does give you a bit of confidence and belief that you can beat them,” Farah said.
“We are hoping our fans get out and support us. They generally do no matter where we play. "