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Wests Tigers have received a massive boost on the eve of their first home game at Leichhardt Oval tomorrow night with news today proud Captain Robbie Farah has agreed to a new four-year deal.
One of the most respected players in the NRL, Farah was off contract at the end of this season but his new deal will see the local junior remain at Wests Tigers until the end of 2017.
Wests Tigers CEO Stephen Humphreys said the Club is delighted to have reached a new agreement with Farah, making him a ‘Tiger for Life’.
“Robbie has cemented his position as one of the game’s most elite and inspirational players,’’ Humphreys said.
“His new contract reflects this fact and is a great reward for not only his superb skills but also his professionalism and dedication.”
Farah said the Club means everything to him.
“I couldn’t be happier to have my future at Wests Tigers secured through this new deal,’’ Farah said.
“I have total confidence in the future of the Club. We have entered an exciting new phase and I can only see plenty of positives and success ahead for us.
“With my future settled, I can’t wait to the lead the team out tomorrow night at Leichhardt Oval in front of the best and most passionate Members in the game.”
Coach Mick Potter said the re-signing was great news for Farah and the Club.
“Robbie is a winner and provides great leadership on and off the field, not only to the playing group but to the Club generally,’’ Potter said.
“I’m really looking forward to working with him to deliver the kind of success we are all striving for.”
Robbie Farah Profile
Date of Birth: 23/01/1984, Canterbury, NSW
Junior Club: Enfield Federals, Leichhardt Wanderers
Height: 179cm Weight: 88kg
Rep Honours: 4 Tests Aust (’09-12)’ Four Nations (’09-11); PM’s XIII (’06, ’08-09); 5 games NSW (’09, ’12); City Origin (’06-07, ’09-12); RL All Stars (’10).
Club and FG Debut: v Manly, Leichhardt Oval, 08/06/2003 (Rd 13).
Premiership Record: 187 games, 51 tries, 12 goals, 16 field goals, 244 points.
Premierships: 1 (Wests Tigers, 2005).