He left and now he is back! Robbie Farah has rejoined the Wests Tigers for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Playing in 247 NRL games for the club, Farah’s new deal eases the club’s lack of hooker depth.
With a stop-gap solution in Elijah Taylor and a young but niggling injury-riddled Jacob Liddle, Farah’s return is timely.
Tigers coach Ivan Cleary is pleased to welcome Robbie back, particularly for his experience.
“I look forward to welcoming Robbie back home to Wests Tigers this week,” said Cleary.
“Robbie brings a wealth of experience back to the club in a position where we feel we need some additional support at this stage of the season.
“All of my discussions with Robbie have been very positive, he understands the direction that the club is heading in, and how he can help contribute to that,” he said.
Farah rejoins the club from the South Sydney Rabbitohs where he played second fiddle to Damien Cook.
Despite that, Rabbitohs coach Anthony Seibold praised Farah’s professionalism during his 18 months with the club.
“I really want to thank Robbie for his service to our Club over the past 18 months.
“He showed his professionalism every single day through some challenging times for him.”
In the end, the club made the decision they felt was best for Farah.
“I’m sorry to see him go and personally I will miss having him around the team, but our decision to grant him a release is based on what we think is the best thing for him,” continued Seibold.
‘We had a great working relationship and I wish him the best of luck for the future.”
Farah also praised the club and its fans for his 18 months in the cardinal and myrtle.
“I would like to thank everyone involved at Souths for everything over the last 18 months, in particular the playing group, Anthony Seibold and all of the Members,” Farah said.
“It’s not an easy decision for me to leave the Club as I’ve formed many great friendships in my time at the Rabbitohs.