Tigers count on 'life member' Farah for 'additional support'

The Wests Tigers have hailed the homecoming of Robbie Farah after confirming they had re-signed one the club’s favourite sons, effective immediately.

South Sydney released Farah on Wednesday, allowing the decorated hooker to sign with his former club for the rest of 2018.

The reunion will allow the former NSW State of Origin captain to finish his career as a Tiger 18 months after leaving Concord following his ugly fallout with then-coach Jason Taylor.

Tigers coach Ivan Cleary was over the moon about being able to bring the veteran hooker – who’s fallen behind Origin star Damien Cook in the Rabbitohs’ pecking order – back to the club.

“I look forward to welcoming Robbie back home to Wests Tigers this week,” Cleary said.

“Robbie brings a wealth of experience back to the club in a position where we feel we need some additional support at this stage of the season.

Farah returns to the Tigers after 18 months at the Rabbitohs. Pic: Getty

“All of my discussions with Robbie have been very positive, he understands the direction that the club is heading in, and how he can help contribute to that.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe confirmed Farah’s move fills the final spot available on the Tigers roster in 2018.

“Robbie is a quality player and will bring some valuable experience to our playing group,” he said.

“It’s important to note that over the last two years this club has undergone significant change and we are building towards something special here.

“We’re incredibly proud of the position that the club is in now and look forward to welcoming back a life member in Robbie,” he said.

With AAP