Robbie Farah has announced his retirement from representative football after turning out for Lebanon at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday night.
Farah posted on Instagram after the 58-14 loss to the Fijians in the Ox & Palm Pacific Test to say it was time for the next generation of Lebanese players to build on the team's rise to prominence on the international stage in recent years, highlighted by the Cedars' march to the quarter-finals at the 2017 World Cup.
The Wests Tigers veteran made reference to the internal strife which rocked the team during the week - the players threatened to protest against the nation's governing body by covering the logo on their jerseys and the Lebanon Rugby League Federation issued a statement threatening criminal charges before the RLIF stepped in to ensure the match went ahead.
Farah wrote that it had "been a tough week and an even tougher night on the field tonight. Plenty of good kids on show that will gain plenty from the experience. Time to pass the baton over to them. Very proud of my heritage and representing our people with pride and passion. Was an honour to do it for the final time tonight".
The 35-year-old hooker has not made an official announcement but appears likely to retire from the NRL at the end of the season.