Wests Tigers powerbrokers will meet to discuss Robbie Farah’s strident criticism of the club this week when chief executive Justin Pascoe returns from holiday.
Pascoe has been absent in one of the club’s most turbulent weeks, but he is due back from holiday on Monday.
One of his first orders of business will be to deal with the ongoing feud between coach Jason Taylor and out-of-favour hooker Robbie Farah.
After a Farah-less Tigers defeated St George Illawarra on Sunday in round 20 of the NRL, Taylor indicated he would meet with Pascoe to discuss Farah’s pointed criticism of the joint venture.
“I listened carefully to those (comments) and I think that (came) on the back of what was an emotional week and an emotional game for Robbie,” Taylor said.
“To be honest I would prefer they weren’t said publicly but I don’t have a public comment about it. It is something we will deal with in-house and that is where it should remain.”
Dumped to reserve grade last week, Farah didn’t miss with his comments made in the wake of his starring role in the Tigers NSW Cup win over Newtown at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday.
Farah claimed he was being forced out of the club and ridiculed Taylor’s publicly made reasons for sacking him.
“I feel I am getting treated differently to some others,” Farah said.
“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. But I think I am a bit smarter than that.”
Part of that comment appears to have irked Taylor.
“Some great stuff being tossed up as to what the club is thinking and what the club’s position is,” he said.
“We are clear it is a decision made based on performance, a decision I am confident is the right one.”