Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Origin Snub Boost for Tigers on Title Prowl

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Origin Snub Boost for Tigers on Title Prowl

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ROBBIE Farah believes winning the 2010 NRL premiership would be made all the sweeter for the Wests Tigers after their continual snubbing by NSW selectors.

Despite sitting in third spot on the ladder, the Tigers have not had a single player called into a struggling Blues side.

Although he admits it hurts not be recognised, Farah called on his players to use it to their advantage.

"Although it does help not having those Origin disruptions, we would have loved to have a few players there," Farah said.

"You go into Origin camp and come back with that experience and confidence and bring it back to club footy. But the rep season is gone, there is no point dwelling on it or feeling sorry for ourselves as there is no fourth Origin game to look for.

"All we can do is focus on our run into the semis and I am sure come the first week of October, if we are lifting that NRL trophy, no one will give a hoot about missing out on Origin this year and that is what we desperately want to do. …

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