Farah overwhelmed by cheers of support

Wests Tigers thrash the Warriors at their last Campbelltown home ground game for 2015. Pictures: Anna Warr
Wests Tigers thrash the Warriors at their last Campbelltown home ground game for 2015. Pictures: Anna Warr

Fans nearly brought Robbie Farah to tears in what could be his last game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Wests Tigers colours.

A "Robbie, Robbie, Robbie" chant went up around the stadium in support of the captain who has been told to find another club next season.

"To be honest, after I scored that try, I walked back and the chant went up, I almost had a tear in the eye," Farah said.

"It's pretty emotional.

"I think even Luke Brooks said he got goosebumps hearing [the chant] and it wasn't even his name so you could just imagine how it felt for me. To see how everyone was behind me, it's just been overwhelming."

Farah reacted with his best performance of the season after coach Jason Taylor and the board made it clear he didn't fit into the club's future.

He doubled his try-scoring and tripled his try assists statistics for the entire season in his side's 50-16 win over the Warriors on Sunday.

Heading into the round 25 game, Farah had managed only one try and one try assist in a season the skipper admits has seen his form drop.

On Sunday, Farah scored one try and had a hand in three other four pointers, earning him a shower of hugs and high-fives from his teammates.

"I was keen for a big game, that's for sure," Farah said.

Wests Tigers thrash the Warriors at their last Campbelltown home ground game for 2015. Pictures: Anna Warr

Wests Tigers thrash the Warriors at their last Campbelltown home ground game for 2015. Pictures: Anna Warr

"No doubt it's been a tough week but we needed a win to get off the bottom of the ladder."

After the game, Taylor said Farah's performance in the round 25 clash was "really great".

"The whole team was really strong," he said.

"As we have done numerous times this year, we have shown what we can do, we just need to build on that with consistency."

Farah joined departing teammates Keith Galloway and Pat Richards — who will both join Super League teams next year — in a lap of honour after the game but he's adamant he was not a goodbye to fans.

"It was more just thanking them," he said.

"The support has been absolutely amazing, it's been overwhelming to be honest.

"I thought they deserved a thank you."

When asked if he had treated Sunday's clash as his last home game in Wests Tigers colours, Farah simply said: "No".

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