Robbie Farah enjoyed an incredible Rugby League career that spanned across 16 gruelling NRL campaigns and his brief tenure in the Canterbury Cup NSW in recent years was fitting of a player who is regarded as one of the best hookers of the modern era.
Farah made his NRL debut with the Wests Tigers in 2003 and played a key role in their historic premiership triumph in 2005, and formed a formidable partnership with five-eighth Benji Marshall that acted as the cornerstone of the Tigers' success in the early-to-mid 2000s.
Such was the talent and class of the dynamic no.9 that he earned a representative debut with NSW City in 2006, before earning an Origin debut with the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues in 2009 and kept hold of the coveted no.9 jersey on 16 occasions.
No occasion was more special than Game II of the 2014 series where NSW claimed a long-awaited series victory over Queensland, with Farah playing a crucial role in their wins in Game One and Two
Three Tests for Australia and four for Lebanon was the cherry on top for a glittering representative career that has Farah amongst conversations as an elite hooker of the generation.
2016 was seemginly the final season for Farah at his beloved Wests Tigers, and that campaign saw him prodce a brief cameo in the Canterbury Cup NSW and earned some Man of the Match performances in the process.
His 18 month tenure with the South Sydney Rabbitohs between 2017 and 2017 saw the dynamic no.9 also play for North Sydney Bears at various stages, and he produced some stunning performances for the foundation club that were a testament to his professionalism in all grades.
While the 300-game stalwart though his career at the Tigers were done, a welcome return for the remainder of his first-grade career gave him the final swansong he truly deserved.