Jacob Liddle has a chance to stamp his name on the Wests Tigers 9 jersey in Robbie Farah’s absence

Retiring Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah has not given up hope of playing in the NRL against despite breaking his tibia in the team’s shock loss to Canterbury-Bankstown.

Coach Michael Maguire has opted to play a four forward bench in recent weeks, thus leaving Farah’s understudy Jacob Liddle to play NSW Cup for the Western Suburbs Magpies.

It’s expected Liddle will come straight into the side who now sit 10th.

Wests Tigers play Manly and Newcastle in coming weeks and must ignore what was an average performance against the Bulldogs even if they did lose Farah and Moses Mbye to injury.

“We need to get ready for Thursday night,” coach Michael Maguire said.

“We know the position that we’re in and we need to perform to get the win on Thursday night. We need to move forward.”

Liddle has the chance to stamp his name on the 9 jersey in Farah’s absence.

If Liddle performs and steers Wests Tigers back into form, it will be hard to keep him out of the 17. Even if Farah gets back onto the field for one last hurrah.

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