Farah desperate for a win in game 250
Robbie Farah will be hoping for a change in fortunes when he runs out for NRL game 250 against the Newcastle Knights on Saturday afternoon.
The 33-year-old is yet to win a milestone game, with the former Wests Tigers skipper tasting defeat in games 50, 100, 150 and 200; all of those by 13 points or more.
But Farah has a new lease on life at the South Sydney Rabbitohs and has thanked the club for making him feel so comfortable in what is his 15th year in the NRL.
"It's always nice to achieve milestones and it'll be a good occasion this week to finally reach 250," Farah said on Wednesday morning.
"It's been a while coming and I've had to wait for it, but I'm really proud obviously. It's not a milestone that many get to achieve so I count myself lucky that the body's gotten me there.
"I feel like I'm a part of the Rabbitohs family already. Everyone's been really welcoming and they've taken me in with both arms and the fans have been great.
"The Tigers will always be a part of my life having spent such a long time there, but I'm really proud to be at this club and to reach such a milestone at this club.
"For them to go out of their way to acknowledge my milestone and celebrate that, it shows that they've welcomed me here and they've accepted me as part of the family, and the feeling is mutual.
"I feel very comfortable here and I'm proud to achieve such a milestone at this great club."
Farah's Rabbitohs teammates say they will do everything in their powers to make his 250th a memorable one, with back-rower Kyle Turner telling reporters that the club puts an onus on performing well in milestone games.
"He's new to this club, but we've really welcomed him. He's been a really great asset to the club. The boys just want to go out there and do a job for him," Turner said.
"You want to make it memorable for that player. No one wants to look back at their debut or 50th or 250th in Robbie's case and say they lost it. If we make it a memorable one for him then it'll be good."
Farah's State of Origin teammate and Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds added: "It's definitely an honour to run out with him and share the moment with him."