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Friday, 14 June 2019

Farah drops major retirement hint


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Wests Tigers great Robbie Farah has responded to retirement rumours following the Wests Tigers 27-26 win over the Cowboys in Townsville.

According to an SMH report this week, Farah and fellow Tigers life member Benji Marshall were mulling a return to the top grade next year after liaising with Tigers coach Michael Maguire.

Speaking on Nine's Friday Knock-Off, Farah denied he had spoken to Maguire about returning next year and said "don't believe what you read in the papers". The Tigers' hooker revealed that he's leaning towards hanging up the boots at the end of the 2019 NRL season.

"To be honest I don't know where that came from I haven't spoken to the club about playing next year," Farah said.

Robbie Farah Wests Tigers

"I'm still very undecided. Madge has floated the idea of me and Benji staying on. At the moment there's a lot of action around the club, no-one's too sure about the salary cap and our squad for next year.

"For me its about sitting back and waiting a month or two and I'll see how I feel. To be honest I might be leaning towards retiring at this stage but you never say never.

"I was probably leaning towards retiring last year but here I am. Ill have to wait and see what position the club's in they may not be in a position to offer me a contract."

The Tigers have planned for a future without Farah after signing teenage Broncos hooker Jake Simpkin.

Marshall and Farah are expected to retire at the end of the season at their spiritual home of Leichhardt Oval against Cronulla in round 25, with the match also being the final regular season game for Sharks veteran Paul Gallen.

It's said Maguire has given serious thought to keeping both veterans on the roster but has some misgivings about pushing both players a season too long.

If the Wests Tigers coach decides not to offer them a new deal, they will retire rather than look for a contract with a rival club, according to reports.

Wests Tigers great Robbie Farah has responded to retirement rumours following the Wests Tigers 27-26 win over the Cowboys in Townsville.

According to an SMH report this week, Farah and fellow Tigers life member Benji Marshall were mulling a return to the top grade next year after liaising with Tigers coach Michael Maguire.

Speaking on Nine's Friday Knock-Off, Farah denied he had spoken to Maguire about returning next year and said "don't believe what you read in the papers". The Tigers' hooker revealed that he's leaning towards hanging up the boots at the end of the 2019 NRL season.

"To be honest I don't know where that came from I haven't spoken to the club about playing next year," Farah said.

Robbie Farah Wests Tigers

"I'm still very undecided. Madge has floated the idea of me and Benji staying on. At the moment there's a lot of action around the club, no-one's too sure about the salary cap and our squad for next year.

"For me its about sitting back and waiting a month or two and I'll see how I feel. To be honest I might be leaning towards retiring at this stage but you never say never.

"I was probably leaning towards retiring last year but here I am. Ill have to wait and see what position the club's in they may not be in a position to offer me a contract."

The Tigers have planned for a future without Farah after signing teenage Broncos hooker Jake Simpkin.

Marshall and Farah are expected to retire at the end of the season at their spiritual home of Leichhardt Oval against Cronulla in round 25, with the match also being the final regular season game for Sharks veteran Paul Gallen.

It's said Maguire has given serious thought to keeping both veterans on the roster but has some misgivings about pushing both players a season too long.

If the Wests Tigers coach decides not to offer them a new deal, they will retire rather than look for a contract with a rival club, according to reports.

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