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Farah facing try-scoring Bunnies this weekend

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah will play his 250th game for the club this Saturday when his side take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.

The Life Member will become the first player in Wests Tigers history to reach 250 games for the club, and as the rugby league gods would have it, that match comes against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Farah played 26 games for the Rabbitohs over the past 18 months before moving back home to Wests Tigers, but when you look closer at the numbers behind his 249-game career for Wests Tigers, you can see why the cardinal and myrtle might just be the perfect opponent for him to come up against this week.

In his 18 games for Wests Tigers against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Farah has scored an incredible 11 tries  — making him the club's all time top-try scorer against the foundation club.

To put it in perspective further, the veteran hooker has scored just under a fifth of his career tries for Wests Tigers against the Bunnies and has even managed more four-pointers against South Sydney than the club's two all-time top-try scorers in Chris Lawrence (seven) and Benji Marshall (three) combined!

In 2005, Farah scored the first hat-trick of his career in a Man of the Match performance against the Rabbitohs in a 42-20 victory at Leichhardt Oval — sparking an incredible run of form against one opponent that would see the rake cross for nine tries in 10 games against South Sydney.

Not just his try-scoring bunny (pun somewhat intended), Farah also ticked off his last major milestone at Wests Tigers against the Rabbitohs when he became the club's most capped player in history in 2013, surpassing Chris Heighington's mark with his 202nd game for Wests Tigers.

Inducted as one of the club's inaugural Life Members that night alongside Marshall, the result didn't go the way of Farah and Wests Tigers in the end as South Sydney chalked up a 32-18 victory, but Farah would soon return to his winning ways against the Bunnies with three wins in his next four games against them.

With two tries in his last three games for Wests Tigers against the Rabbitohs, it certainly wouldn't be against the strip for Farah to score his first four-pointer of the year this Saturday night at ANZ Stadium.

Here's hoping the result also falls the right way as well!

 

ROBBIE'S TRY-SCORING BUNNIES

2005 — Wests Tigers 42 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 (3 tries)

2006 — Wests Tigers 44 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 4 (1 try)

2006 — Wests Tigers 52 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 18 (1 try)

2008 — Wests Tigers 36 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 (1 try)

2009 — South Sydney Rabbitohs 23 def. Wests Tigers 22 (1 try)

2010 — South Sydney Rabbitohs 34 def. Wests Tigers 30 (1 try)

2011 — South Sydney Rabbitohs 29 def. Wests Tigers 18 (1 try)

2015 — South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 def. Wests Tigers 6 (1 try)

2016 — Wests Tigers 30 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 (1 try)

11 tries in 18 games against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.