In what will go down as one of the more bizarre games in recent memory, Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah has credited his fellow forwards for laying the platform on their way to helping the club record their second consecutive win in the space of five days.
Following his side’s 25-16 victory over the Rabbitohs, a very passionate Farah credited the Tigers win as a step in the right direction in a game that was marred with several nasty high shots and subsequent commotions.
“It wasn’t us that got nasty,” Farah assured the post match press conference.
“There was a bit of emotion involved. You don’t take a backwards step and we didn’t take a backward step all night and I think that’s why we won the game. Everyone talks about [the Rabbitohs] pack but geez I’d like to give our pack some credit. I thought they were enormous tonight.
“We came here tonight not to get bullied. I was pretty disappointed in the fact that we went up the Gold Coast last week and had a great win and everyone talked about how bad Gold Coast was and we got absolutely no credit for it and we knew we had to come out tonight and earn some respect and I thought we did that.”
For Farah, the NRL is all about consistency and the hooker was very pleased with the way his troops performed - especially considering the Tigers have been on the back end of a few beltings at the hands of their last start opponents.
“Last week we set the benchmark and it’s about consistency and the good teams back it up week-in, week-out and we produced that sort of performance again tonight,” Farah said.
“They’re an intimidating pack – that’s the way they play. In the past that might’ve got the better of us but again credit to our pack – I thought they were enormous. We matched them and then some and that’s why we won the game.
“I said during the week that the most disappointing thing about Round 1 was we thought that we let ourselves down because it wasn’t a true reflection of how we were travelling as a group. We bounced back well last week and again tonight but it doesn’t get any easier. It’s a tough competition.”