Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor admits he may end up with egg on his face but he has defended the NRL club’s decision to axe captain Robbie Farah.
Veteran one-club player Farah has been told to look for another club for next season despite having two years left on his contract as the club battles its salary cap mess.
Tigers fans are up in arms at the culling of one of the club’s favourite sons which comes in the wake of decisions to let go Blake Austin and Adam Blair, who have excelled at other clubs this year.
Taylor said he had been forced to make some hard decisions since taking over ahead of the 2015 season but all were made with the goal to return the Tigers to the top eight in the future.
“My feelings are that we need a fresh start and Robbie needs a fresh start,” said Taylor.
“We’d love nothing more than to see Robbie play for an opposition club and play really, really well.
“There is every chance he can do that.
“That might put some egg on my face but I think it would be really good for Robbie.”