The Wests Tigers are set to bring down the curtain on a horror campaign and skipper Robbie Farah admits he can’t wait.
West Tigers skipper Robbie Farah admits he can’t wait to end what’s been a horror NRL season at the besieged club.
The Tigers bring down the curtain on a drama-filled campaign at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday afternoon against fellow battlers Cronulla, who’ve also had a year blighted by off-field issues.
Farah has been at the centre of speculation over the future of Mick Potter and had a falling out with Gorden Tallis after the former Brisbane enforcer aired private comments the NSW hooker made to him about the Tigers coach on radio.
The Tigers started the season well but a crippling injury list has seen them sink like a stone to drift out of finals contention on the back of six straight losses.
“It’s been a tough year,” Farah said.
“I can’t lie and say I’m not looking forward to five o’clock tomorrow.
“Having played our last game we can lick our wounds and regroup over the off-season and hopefully with some key decisions being made everyone can band together and pull in the one direction and really move forward.”
On Friday, the joint-venture unveiled their long-awaited new board with Potter’s future to be top of the agenda at their first meeting.
Potter, who comes off contract after the game, said there are no heightened emotions ahead of what could which could be the last game of his two-year tenure.
“I’m not going to change what I do whether it’s my last game or not,” he said.
“I haven’t really given it that much thought as much as those emotions or worrying too much about it.
“But I’ll get by. I’m pretty level-headed and understand the situation so I’m not bothered about it.”
The 13th-placed Tigers are desperate to end the season with victory over the wooden-spooners to restore some pride.
Potter said despite the result having no bearing on the finals race, his charges won’t lack motivation.
“This is our last chance in front of our home crowd to show that we’re a reasonable football team,” he said.
“Their personal pride is at stake for them.”
The Sharks come off a spirited performance against in-form North Queensland where they almost pulled off a huge upset before eventually going down 20-19 in golden point.
They too go into the match injury-depleted and Potter knows the element of unknown may be difficult to combat.
“It should make for an exciting game. I would imagine that it would be a little bit more open than a semi-final game,” he said.
“The excitement is also about the unknown of what Cronulla are going to bring. They’ve got some exciting young players. They’ll be hard to stop.”