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Farah calls for unity at Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers suffer a 54-10 thrashing

Captain Robbie Farah has called for unity at the Wests Tigers in the wake of chief executive Stephen Humphreys standing down from his post at the NRL club.
Farah calls for unity at Wests Tigers
by AAP

By James MacSmith

SYDNEY, May 18 AAP - Captain Robbie Farah has called for unity at the Wests Tigers in the wake of chief executive Stephen Humphreys standing down from his post at the NRL club.

Behind-the-scenes machinations at the club continue to be dogged by in-fighting between the Balmain and Western Suburbs partners in the joint venture and the Tigers' disastrous onfield results and massive injury toll so far in 2013 haven't helped.

Farah said Humphreys informed him of his decision after the Tigers' 54-10 thrashing at the hands of South Sydney on Friday.

The NSW hooker said he was saddened to hear of the news and said the club needed to put their differences behind them and move on as one if they were to be successful.

"I would like to see us united," Farah told Triple M NRL.

"I know there's still that Balmain/Wests part of our club and they are fighting against each other.

"As a group, we have been around for 13 years and you go and ask a 10, 11-year-old who he supports and it's Wests Tigers. It's not Balmain - it's not Wests.

"For us to move forward, our future is Wests Tigers.

"While we still respect our past and appreciate both clubs and what they have done to bring us together, we are one group now - we are Wests Tigers - and we need to move forward in that fashion for us to be successful and I hope that we can."

Humphreys, who is expected to stay on until a replacement is found, said the decision was the right one for the Wests Tigers club.

"It's a big call and one I do with a heavy heart, but I'm doing it because it's in the best interests of the club," he told Fairfax Media.

"It's in that context that I make that difficult personal decision. Wherever I might end up, I'll always be looking out and trying to help out however I can."


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