South Sydney Rabbitohs are believed to be hopeful they can offload Robbie Farah before round 1 and they may has just found a suitor for the 34-year old.
Robbie Farah’s future is again at the crossroads after South Sydney began shopping the veteran hooker with a year still remaining on his contract.
Just a year after his tumultuous exit from Wests Tigers, Farah now finds himself on the outer at Redfern. The 34-year-old signed a two-year deal with Souths after his much-publicised fallout with then-Tigers coach Jason Taylor, but hasn’t been able to recapture his best form at the Rabbitohs.
Farah is one of the highest-paid players in the NRL, although his transfer hasn’t yet hit Souths in the hip pocket. In order to make his arrival possible, the Tigers paid $750,000 of his $950,000 contract for this season. However, there won’t be any subsidy this season and Souths are questioning his value going forward.
It is now understood that Canberra Raiders have shown interest in the former NSW Hooker, Ricky Stuart coached whilst the coach of NSW. Raiders star hooker and England International, Josh Hodgon, is expected to make a return from round 18, after Hodgson tearing his anterior cruciate ligament playing for England at the World Cup.
Ricky Stuart believes that Robbie Farah could be a quality replacement for Hodgson, if the price was right for the Raiders to remain under the 2018 salary cap.