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Flight scrambled for Farah to join Blues

David Beniuk 13/06/2011 04:24:34 PM Comments (0)

The Wests Tigers have managed to scramble a flight home from Auckland for captain Robbie Farah, who has been called into the NSW State of Origin squad as injury cover.

The Tigers will be stuck in New Zealand until at least Tuesday because of the ash cloud from a volcano in Chile, but Farah will fly home on Monday night after he was told he'd be joining the Blues as 19th man before Sunday's 26-22 win over the Warriors.

The Tigers' Qantas flight scheduled for Monday was cancelled and Farah will head home with Emirates.

"He'll hopefully join the Blues camp tomorrow," Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys told AAP from Auckland.

"There aren't too many seats but we were able to get one for him.

"He definitely wanted to be there just in case he's required."

Farah will join 18th man Tom Learoyd-Lahrs in the NSW camp for Wednesday night's Origin II at ANZ Stadium.

Origin I forwards Jason King and Dean Young had been named as 18th and 19th men but did not pull up well enough out of the weekend's NRL matches.

King has an ankle injury while Young's chronic knee problem means he regularly needs the full week's turnaround.

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