Robbie Farah says he’ll dig his heels in and play out his contract with Wests Tigers despite his broken relationship with coach Jason Taylor.
The feud between the pair continues to worsen with Farah insisting he’s being forced out of the club and questioning Taylor’s approach to coaching.
Farah led the Tigers NSW Cup side to a 42-24 win over Newtown on Saturday at Leichhardt Oval, three days after being dumped for Sunday’s round 20 NRL clash against St George Illawarra at ANZ Stadium.
It is the latest chapter in an almost year-long dispute between the pair, after Taylor told Farah he was free to exit Concord at the end of last season. Farah is contracted to the Tigers through 2017.
“I am entitled to stay. As long as I do that I will keep doing what is required of me,” he said.
“I have done that the whole year and that won’t change. However else I get treated is out of my control. All I can control is my actions and I will continue to train hard as I have always done.
“I will continue being professional and try and keep my mouth shut and try not to do anything wrong because I think that is what they are trying to get me to do.”
Farah indicated he felt he had been dropped because of the ill feeling between the coach and himself. Taylor denies that is the case.
” I have kept my mouth shut for the last couple of years and it is hard when you see stuff written about you, false stuff, and people saying stuff about you and I haven’t responded,” he said.
“I have just kept copping it on the chin and become a sucker for punishment. I have sat back and really there is nothing to gain by me saying anything. I will let my football do the talking.
“I am a contracted player. They can treat me however they want and I will continue to do what is asked of me.
Farah said he was trying to stay upbeat.
“I got put back to the bench a few weeks ago, I didn’t kick stones,” he said.
“I have done my best and tried to alter my game. Obviously it is unnatural for me considering what I have done my whole career.
“I can definitely say I have done my utmost to do what is required of me but it seems that nothing I do is good enough at the moment.”