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Tigers' win eases Origin pain for Farah

By Laine Clark 03/07/2010 12:13:28 PM Comments (0)

For Robbie Farah, winning a game that "we didn't deserve" made up somewhat for missing out on the NSW Origin jumper he believed he had earned.

Still smarting from his Blues selection snub, Farah regained his composure to prove the difference in the Wests Tigers' last gasp 16-14 NRL win over the Broncos in Brisbane on Friday night.

"It is very disappointing not to be there (in NSW camp), but it helps when you come back here and get away with the two points," Farah told AAP.

"It would be even worse if I wasn't making Origin and we were losing footy games - things are a little bit rosier.

"(But) we didn't deserve to win that game, I don't think.

"They (Broncos) would be looking at it as two points that got away."

The Wests Tigers (9-6 record) remained in third spot with their fifth win in six games, ensuring one of Farah's most difficult weeks at least had a happy ending.

Farah considered himself unlucky not to be part of the sweeping changes made to the NSW side for the "dead rubber" against the all-conquering Maroons in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Certainly the Broncos hoped he had been picked after Farah capped a classy display in the wet by setting up the 78th minute match-winning try for bench back Mitch Brown.

For the record, it was Michael Ennis tucked away in NSW camp after being retained as the Blues No.9.

Not that Farah has given up hope on usurping his great rival.

"It hurt me pretty bad not getting the opportunity to play Origin this year," Farah said.

"I always thought I was a chance. Especially after they lost the first two games.

"I have been happy with my form to be honest.

"But it wasn't to be. That's the way they decided to go."

However, Farah warned the Bulldogs rake not to get too comfortable in the Blues jersey.

"We are going for the same jumper - we will keep at it each other for the rest of our careers I would say," Farah said.

"As long as we are still playing we will both be scrapping over that Origin jumper - I enjoy it."

The Wests Tigers enjoyed 2005 premiership success by blinding sides with their brilliance.

But Farah said the latest Wests Tigers model were prepared to get ugly in a bid to again savour title glory.

"The last five or six weeks we haven't been too pretty in our wins," he said.

"But we have spoken about sometimes it is not always about the performance - it is about the result.

"No matter how ugly it has got to be just do anything you can to win the game, and that is what we are doing."

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