Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah has heaped praise on star fullback James Tedesco, calling him one of the most special young players he’s ever seen.
Yet to miss a game in 2015, Tedesco again shone in a man-of-the-match performance against the Canberra Raiders — scoring a scintillating try to take his season total to 15. And with another 11 try-assists and 16 linebreaks also to his name this season, Farah said that there was no limit on how good the 22-year-old Tedesco could be.
“Everyone knows I’ve got a man-crush on the kid,” laughed Farah earlier today.
“From the first time I saw him, I remember going home and telling everyone he was the best young kid I’d seen. And my opinion hasn’t changed.
“I’m glad he’s wearing our colours and carving up like he is. “
Earlier in the year, the Camden Rams junior was selected in the City Origin side for the second time in his career — having already made his representative debut for Italy at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. And according to Farah, it certainly won’t be the last time that Tedesco features in representative sides on the international stage.
“There’s no limits on how far he can go and what he can achieve in the next few years of his career,” Farah said. “I’ve got no doubt that he’ll be wearing a New South Wales jumper and an Australian jumper and will go down as a pretty special player.
“Hopefully he can go on to play 250, 300 games and represent as many times as he can.
“[But] above all that,” Farah said, “he’s a really good kid. He’s a professional kid, he’s a respectful kid, he works hard on his game and you could see that right from day dot.
“We’re a much better team with him in our side… he’s a player that you want involved in your Club — that’s how highly I regard him and how special I think he’s going to be.”
See what Robbie had to say in full about Tedesco and this week's game in the video above.