Farah moves on from WCup biting uproar

He might be over the biting incident, but Robbie Farah reckons he could chew on being a future Lebanon coach down the line.

 

Farah on Friday insisted he had moved on from his allegation that England winger Jermaine McGillvary had bitten him during their Rugby League World Cup clash.

McGillvary faced being rubbed out for the rest of the tournament after being accused of biting last week but was cleared on Wednesday by a judiciary panel.

"Whatever happened last week I left on the field and that was for the match review committee to deal with," Farah said ahead of Lebanon's final pool match on Saturday against Australia.

"To be honest, I didn't even blink an eyelid or think about it one second. We've moved on, just looking forward to Australia."

Farah was adamant during the game that McGillvary had chomped on Farah's arm as he was being tackled, however Lebanon coach Brad Fittler said the team accepted the result.

"That's their process. If they come up with him being innocent, then we live and die by that. We'll live with the decision," he said.

But while Farah put the unsavoury saga behind him, the 33-year-old expressed a desire to take the clipboard for his country of heritage.

It would be some finish for the veteran rake, who began his career representing the Cedars before making his NRL debut at the Wests Tigers.

Farah said he hadn't given the idea serious thought, however was intrigued by the idea.

"I'd love to give back and help out Lebanon rugby league. Obviously, I had a strong ambition to do that as a player in this World Cup. I made that decision a couple of years ago," he said.

"Down the track, if they needed a coach, why not?"

However Farah, with one year remaining on his deal with South Sydney, stopped short of harbouring ambitions to coach at NRL level.

It is believed he has already made plans to be a Tigers ambassador when he retires.

"I'm a bit of a stress head at the best of times so I don't think being a coach will go down too well. Whether I have the temperament for it or not, I'm not too sure," he said.

"I am a student of the game; I enjoy that side of it. The stress levels of a coach, geez I think there's easier ways to live."

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