Robbie Farah has officially announced that he will retire from NRL at the end of the season, bringing an end to his stellar 17-year career.
The Wests Tigers star confirmed the news at a press conference in Sydney on Tuesday, revealing it had been on his mind for some time.
The 35-year-old will retire as a Life Member of Wests Tigers, the highest try-scoring hooker of all-time and one of just 39 players in Premiership history to have played 300 games.
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Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe praised Farah for his dedication to the club over all the years.
“It is a special occasion today to honour what has been a stellar career,” Pascoe said.
“Robbie retires as not only the most capped player in Wests Tigers history but also our most experienced captain and inaugural Life Member. He has played such a big part in making Wests Tigers what it is today, and it has been a great pleasure to have a player of his calibre and character represent this club throughout his career.”
“I have no doubt that Robbie will go down as not only a great of Wests Tigers, but the greats of the game as a whole, and it’s been a privilege to have him play such a large part of his career at this club.”
Farrah has also played eight Tests for Australia, seven Tests for Lebanon and 16 games for the New South Wales Blues in State of Origin.
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