Farah named to play for NSW in Origin III


Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah has been named to play for NSW in Origin III next week despite fracturing his hand in the club's 25-12 loss to Penrith on Sunday.

Farah underwent scans on Sunday night which revealed a metacarpal fracture in his right hand.

Farah and NSW coach Laurie Daley decided Farah would go into Origin camp and be assessed further by Blues medical staff.

On Tuesday morning, Farah was named in the Origin squad at hooker.

The Origin period has not been kind to Farah's body.

He ruptured three ligaments in his shoulder during game one, resulting in his collarbone separating from his shoulder.

That injury meant he was unavailable to play for the Wests Tigers between Origin I and II.

Farah was absent in the round 13 loss to the Titans (27-20) and again for the 30-20 loss to Manly in round 15.

This year's Origin will result in Farah missing at least six games for Wests Tigers — maybe more if the current hand injury takes a few weeks to heal.

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