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Farah swamped by fans at Leichhardt Oval

Sporting News Sporting News 23/07/2016

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There were incredible scenes at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday afternoon as Robbie Farah was swamped by adoring fans after the Tigers' Intrust Super Premiership game against Newtown.

An emotional Farah held back tears talking to media afterwards and had some strong comments about Taylor.

"I'm a bit emotional actually, it's been a tough week," he said.

"To see that, I'm just speechless.

"I've done my utmost to do what's required of me, but it seems like nothing I do is good enough at the moment. 

"I've played four games in the last 12 weeks for the Tigers, three of those have been wins and in three of those wins we've scored over 30 points. If you think that's a lack of cohesion in attack I think you can form an opinion on that."

The former Tigers captain admitted that he may have played his last first grade game.

"Possibly, all the sentimental stuff has gone out the window for me now. Today was like playing 250 at Leichhardt to be honest, today's a day I'll never forget."

Farah was instrumental in setting up a few Tigers tries against Newtown, and Wests supporters were vocal in letting JT know exactly where he stood.

As Farah signed autographs and posed for photos in the middle of the pitch, one group of fans started a "sack JT" chant.

After game, which the Tigers won 42-24, Farah said there are personal reasons behind his omission from the Wests side to play the Dragons on Sunday. 

There was no end to the anti-Taylor sentiment at Leichhardt, with many fans displaying banners calling for the coach to be sacked. Security at the ground even confiscated some of the signs as the game got underway.

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