Wests Tigers NRL Head Coach Jason Taylor and captain Aaron Woods spoke to the media following their Round 10 loss to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, with Taylor providing an update on the injury sustained by hooker Robbie Farah.
Farah was stretchered off the field and taken to hospital after colliding with Josh Reynolds while pressuring a kick, and then having the Bulldogs five-eighth land on his head.
“Robbie’s okay. He had a bit of pain in his neck, which is why he has gone to hospital, but the doctor says it’s just precautionary so we’re confident,” Taylor said.
“He was in good spirits when he left. It was pretty serious, we were all concerned about him but as I say, its precautionary, we don’t know 100% but we are confident he will be fine.”
Despite the long delay in the match while Farah was stretchered off, captain Aaron Woods was not using the hooker’s absence as an excuse for the lacklustre performance.
“It was quite a while, I didn’t watch the replay but really felt sorry for Robbie when I saw him laying on the ground,” Woods said.
“But at the end of the day, we are a first-grade outfit.
"Dene Halatau came on to fill the job and has been there a couple of times when Robbie was injured at the start of the year, so we had someone there who could do the job.
“The boys started ok but we just weren’t there in the end today.”
Taylor was equally as frustrated on the performance of his side, who now face the bottom-placed Newcastle Knights at Campbelltown Sports Stadium next Saturday.
“I don’t usually say I’m frustrated but I was today because of some of the decisions that we made, particularly defensively,” Taylor said. “There were guys out there that were trying to solve things on their own instead of playing as a team, that was the most frustrating part because there was a lot of stuff that was out of the ordinary for us.”
See what Taylor and Woods has to say to the media about the game in the video above.