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Wests Tigers fans show their support for Robbie Farah.

After a tumultous week Robbie Farah responded with a man of the match performance, two club legends officially signed off in style, with the Warriors continue to struggle to be competitive after losing halfback Shaun Johnson in Round 20.

Farah delivers 

One of the toughest weeks in Robbie Farah's career ended with one of his greatest performances as he tore the Warriors to shreds.

And for the Wests Tigers skipper, the game turned out exactly as he'd hoped.

"I was keen for a big game that's for sure," Farah said. 

"There's no doubt obviously it's been a tough week but we needed a win, we spoke before the game coming here to get off the bottom of the ladder and to send those two boys [Pat Richards and Keith Galloway] off with a win in their last home game."

But there was the obvious suggestion that it may have also been Farah's last home game, a suggestion that Farah flatly rejected, saying "no" when asked if he was treating it like his last outing in front of the Tigers faithful.

He also justified why he then did a lap of honour after the match.

"It wasn't a goodbye it was just thanking them, the support I got [from them] they deserved a thankyou," he said. 

Warriors are a sinking ship

The Warriors have failed to win a game since Shaun Johnson went down with injury in Round 20, and now their coach Andrew McFadden is running out of things to say.

"We're just not good enough at the moment," he said.

"There are lots of areas at the moment [to fix], we're a boat full of holes and we're trying to plug one at a time.

"At the moment we've got some senior blokes that are flogging their guts out, we've got some young kids that are inexperienced and learning the hard way and we've got some guys that probably aren't up to it, but that's what we've got at the moment it's as simple as that."


Taylor refuses to draw focus away from Galloway and Richards

It hasn't just been a tough week for Farah, Jason Taylor too has had a tumultuous few days as the face of the movement to push the Tigers skipper out of the club. 

The distaste towards Taylor came to a head as he walked off the field following warm-up to a chorus of boos from Tigers fans.

Immediately after the game however the coach was in much better spirits, but also wanted to let everyone know that he wanted all the focus to be on his club's departing stars, not including Farah.

"Out of respect to the two guys that played their last home game with the club today, we're not going to talk about events that happened through the week," Taylor said.

"That stuff will obviously be talked about down the track, we want to focus on a great performance. 

"Keith Galloway and Patty Richards had their last home games for the club, they're legends of the club, we don't want other things dominating what's a great game for those two."

Effort isn't there for the Warriors

After a tireless performance in a badly beaten team, Ryan Hoffman was clearly devastated, and had some criticisms for certain players in the team.

"With the young players we've got in there you can attribute some things to inexperience," he said. 

"But the things that are the non-negotiables are the effort things. 

"Look there's been some areas where the effort just hasn't been there and that isn't good enough, it isn't showing respect to the jersey it certainly isn't showing respect to the coaching staff."  

Chanting lifts Robbie 

Farah earned himself three standing ovations and "Robbie" cheers in the opening half of the match alone in what was a culmination of the support he has received throughout the week.

After the game he reflected on the special atmosphere at Campbelltown. 

"It was pretty amazing, I think Luke Brooks said even he got goosebumps hearing that and it wasn't even his name," Farah said. 

"So you can just imagine how it felt for me and as I said the support and to hear that to see how everyone was behind me. 

"It's just been overwhelming, to be honest after I scored that try and I walked back and the chant went up I almost had a tear in the eye so it was pretty emotional." 


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