The Tigers are bringing in the reinforcements for a major playoff push.
The Tigers today confirmed what everyone’s been expecting – that they’ve secured 2019 recruit Moses Mbye a year early, and he’ll be joining the club after Round 15. What everyone wasn’t expecting though, was the possibility of their other potential mid-season recruit – Rabbitohs hooker Robbie Farah.
According to SMH, Farah has “reached out” to the Tigers about the potential switch (which would likely only be for the remainder of 2018), in the hope of finishing his career back where it all began.
The move would probably make sense for both sides. At Souths, Farah has mostly been stuck in reserve grade, where he serves as the understudy to Blues rake Damien Cook.
The Tigers, meanwhile, have been rotating through a carousel of hooking options, none of which have been particularly good (we’re quite partial to Jacob Liddle, but this week the Wheel of Hookers has landed on Matt McIlwrick).
The additions of Mbye and Farah would hopefully spark their sputtering offense right in time for a late-season surge.
Farah has played 273 first grade games for the Rabbitohs and Tigers, 16 Origins for New South Wales, 8 Tests for Australia, 4 Tests for Lebanon, and doesn’t seem to like Jason Taylor very much.