Courageous Wests Tigers champion Robbie Farah has given the strongest indication yet he is on target for a miracle return for Sunday’s sold-out blockbuster at Leichhardt Oval.

Just 25 days since sustaining a crack in the tibia bone in his right leg, Farah was running freely during Tigers training.

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With the Tigers needing to beat the Sharks to make the finals for the first time since 2011, club champion Farah is doing everything he can to make one final appearance at his beloved Leichhardt Oval.

Round 25


Farah runs at Tiger training

Farah runs at Tiger training


Farah has not played since, and following an injury to Jacob Liddle, the Tigers were plunged into a hooking crisis.

However, the injuries to Farah and Liddle opened the door for Josh Reynolds to make his return to first grade.

Robbie Farah runs in training
Robbie Farah runs in trainingSource: Getty Images
Farah still a fighting chance

Farah still a fighting chance



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Reynolds along with Benji Marshall have been rotating the hooking role to great effect, with the Tigers’ finals hopes now hinging on Sunday’s do-or-die clash.

Marshall appeared on NRL360 on Fox League last night and said he was looking forward to playing at the feted ground whether his partner in crime was passed fit or not.

Marshall gives a Farah update

Marshall gives a Farah update


“I’ve felt a lot more excitement and energy around the joint because this is our first home semi final,” said Marshall.

“Whoever wins is in, and whoever loses is out.

“We’re attacking it that way and I’ve really felt the energy from the boys, that energy is infectious from the team.

Robbie Farah runs on his injured leg during Wests Tigers NRL training at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello
Robbie Farah runs on his injured leg during Wests Tigers NRL training at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney. Picture: Brett CostelloSource: News Corp Australia

“Madge wouldn’t have named him if he wasn’t a realistic chance.

“Robbie ran yesterday I didn’t see it but it went OK.

“I’m sure the coach has a plan around that. The one thing I know is that if he won’t be able to fulfil his job properly he wont play.”


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