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Tigers set Tuesday deadline for Farah to make call on final fling

Robbie Farah’s hopes of playing in Sunday’s do-or-die clash against Cronulla will be determined on Tuesday morning.

The Wests Tigers have decided they want to avoid a circus in the lead-up to the game at Leichhardt Oval and could rule the hooker out of the match as early as Tuesday morning.

Farah, who will retire at the end of the season, met specialists on Monday and took part in a range of tests in a bid to play in the club’s crucial match against the Sharks at his beloved Leichhardt Oval.

He will wait and see how he pulls up on Tuesday before making a decision, however the veteran still appears at long odds to feature in his side’s must-win game.

The Tigers are optimistic about their chances of playing finals football and don’t want to rush Farah back prematurely if he can play the next week. understands the Tigers will only name him in their team on Tuesday afternoon if he is a genuine chance of playing.

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Skipper Moses Mbye is also racing the clock to return from the hip injury he suffered a month against the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.

It’s understood Mbye had a run on Monday. He has been receiving plasma injections in the hope of playing again this season.

If he’s declared fit it could result in Esan Marsters losing his spot in the starting side, with Paul Momirovski almost certain to retain his position in the team given his strong showings in recent weeks.

Momirovski could be forced to the wing if Mbye returns in the centres, meaning Robert Jennings or David Nofoaluma could struggle to retain their position on the wings.

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