Behind the Desk: Robbie Farah is loyal, the Tigers are not

ROBBIE Farah is a club stalwart through and through.

He is in his 12th season with the Wests Tigers and about to crack 250 first grade games for the one club.

But that milestone could remain nothing but a dream if Jason Taylor gets his way.

The treatment of Farah, by both coach Taylor and Tigers CEO Marina Go is nothing short of disrespectful.

Compound onto their error with Benji Marshall's revelation that Farah took a six-figure pay cut to keep the side afloat three years ago, and it almost reads like a Spanish novella.

Go has been quoted this week as saying it is a club culture issue and that "in the long term" Farah does not fit that culture.

Fine, I understand Farah is a sore loser. And the Tigers have been doing a lot of losing lately. But to say Taylor fits the club's culture better than the NSW hooker is a shambles.

This is the same Jason Taylor who dragged the South Sydney Rabbitohs to the depths of despair six or seven years ago.

The same Jason Taylor who incited one of his own forwards at the Bunnies, David Fa'alogo, to knock him cold at the end of season Mad Monday celebrations.

The unceremonious treatment of Farah appears to have sparked a fire in the hooker's belly with him going on to notch his best figures this year against the Warriors at the weekend.

Whether he is dropped to reserve grade or not - I can't wait to see him don the sky blue again.



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