Robbie Farah Makes The Switch, Will Don Rabbitohs’ Red & Green From 2017

Well, here we are: after capping off a 14-season (!!!) career with the Wests Tigers, hooker Robbie Farah has officially put pen to paper on a 2-year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The 32-year-old’s signing was announced a wee bit earlier this arvo. In a statement, Head Coach Michael McGuire said the talismanic Farah wouldn’t be a shoo-in for playing time, as “competition for spots is a driving factor for success at any Club.”

However, to rustle up some space on the roster, Farah’s arrival also means 22-year-old Cameron McInnes will move on to the St George Illawarra Dragons. On the young gun, McGuire said “We wanted to keep Cam here at Souths but he feels that the best opportunity for him at this stage of his career is at another club.”

Swings and roundabouts, hey.
As for Farah’s switch: it’s a well known fact he idolises former Liverpool Football Club captain Steven Gerrard, going so far as to include that club’s iconic “you’ll never walk alone” slogan in his final photos with Wests Tigers’ scoreboard. 

The parallels between Farah and Gerrard are considerable, too: both could have bowed out as one-club men, and both of ’em had their greatest success in 2005, where Farah won the NRL Premiership and Gerrard’s LFC won the Champion’s League.

Well, Stevie G ended up making the switch to the L.A Galaxy, who finished mid-table in his first season. If that’s anything to go by, expect Farah’s Rabbitohs to improve on their mediocre showing this time around.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Photo: Robbie Farah / Instagram.