A fitting farewell for duo

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

Pat Richards and Keith Galloway decided to have some fun in their last home game for Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday.

In one of the funniest try celebrations this year, Richards planted the ball over the line in the 60th minute, jumped up and awarded himself a try by imitating the ref pointing to the spot and blowing his whistle.

"I don't know why I did it, it just happened off the cuff," Richards said.

"We were just having a bit of fun out there, that's what rugby league is all about."

Wests Tigers scored nine tries on Sunday in their 50-16 win over the Warriors and the final conversion attempt was left up to Galloway.

As the video ref ruled that winger David Nofoaluma had in fact scored with 22 seconds left on the clock, Galloway's teammates — and the nearby crowd — managed to convince the departing prop to have a shot at goal.

"They just sprung it on me," Galloway said.

"I didn't want to do it but everyone in the team egged me on to do it. Obviously I'm not a goalkicker," he joked about the sideline kick that didn't make it near the goal posts.

After the game, Galloway urged fans to "stick strong" with Wests Tigers.

"There's such a good group of young players here and I think in the next few years they're really going to be a strong team," he said.

Galloway will join the Leeds Rhinos in the Super League while Richards is off to France to play for Catalans.

So how's his French coming along?

Richards gave us his best "My name is Patrick" in French. It needed a little work.

"I'm going to have to use a few iPhone apps or something," he laughed.

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