Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah has been named the Lantrak Man of the Match from Round 18 after starring in his side's upset win over St. George-Illawarra.
Playing the full 80 minutes, the 33-year-old Farah was in everything from the opening whistle — splitting open the Dragons defence on a number of instances before guiding the team home to a 20-16 victory,
Farah finished the match with a hand in all three of his side's tries and a host of attacking stats as a result with two try assists, two linebreak assists, one linebreak and one tackle break. He also added 12 runs for 70 metres while chalking up 140 metres from five kicks with his kicking game that included a forced dropout.
One of the best tacklers in the game, Farah finished with a team high 48-tackles with just two missed on the day — giving him a 90.58% tackle success rate, the highest of any Wests Tigers player in the game.
The returning Life Member drew high praise from Coach Ivan Cleary after his Man of the Match efforts.
"He is just a class player," Cleary said of Farah.
"He touches the ball more than anyone else and that is what you want in those big decision moments when it really counts. That is the sort of thing we have been lacking throughout the year."
"I thought we played with more control than I have seen from us for a long time.
"Under pressure against a good team, with a lot of strike players, I always felt if we could control when they got the ball and how they got it we could contain them."