Rabbitohs not concerned by Farah link
South Sydney hooker Cameron McInnes hasn't carved out an NRL career by concerning himself with rumours, and he won't be starting any time soon with conjecture surrounding his future at the Rabbitohs.
Robbie Farah and Jason Taylor's well-documented dispute at the Wests Tigers could soon have repercussions for the 22-year-old McInnes, if the current NSW dummy-half finds his way to Redfern.
Farah could make a move to the Rabbitohs next season and while McInnes would "love to know" if that was the case, he hasn't been told anything of the sort by coach Michael Maguire or General Manager of Football Shane Richardson.
"It's a rumour. Nothing has happened yet. It's a high profile club we play at meaning that big players will always be linked to here so that's out of my control," said McInnes, who has played 38 NRL games to date.
"If I'm going to buy into rumours than I'm not going to have a very good career because I'll just be worrying about things all the time.
"If anything was going to happen then I'd want to know immediately," he clarified.
"But again it's a rumour. I just have to be patient and believe what's actually happening.
"They (Maguire and Richardson) said to me that they want me at the club and that's all they need to say to me I suppose."
Like McInnes, the Rabbitohs' only other hooker Damien Cook is signed to the club until the end of the 2017 season.
Cook arrived at Redfern at the beginning of this year and has participated in a shootout for the Rabbitohs' No. 9 jumper with McInnes from the get-go.
However if Farah was to arrive, Cook wouldn't shift his focus from making the cardinal and myrtle jumper his own.
"It doesn't bother me if he does come. It's always a good challenge," Cook said.
"There's little battles within our squad for positions and that's only going to help me improve my game. It's going to keep pushing me to my best."
Cook has ousted McInnes from the Rabbitohs' starting hooker position over the past fortnight.
Named 18th man for South Sydney's clash with Cronulla on Monday night, any conjecture surrounding his position at the club has been put on the backburner as he looks to regain a spot in first grade.
"I'm happy with the way that I've played. I believe I've put my best foot forward every week. Even though sometimes in footy, you don't play as well as you want to, I know my desire and I know how hard I play every week," McInnes said.
"It doesn't help not playing and being out of 17. But I guess it's always good to be wanted, though I want to be playing at the same time as well."