The South Sydney Rabbitohs have signed Robbie Farah for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Farah has played 247 NRL games to date for the Wests Tigers since making his first grade debut against the Sea Eagles in 2003.

Farah has also played a host of representative football for his state and country over his 14 year career and is the incumbent New South Wales State of Origin hooker.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire is pleased to be adding Farah to his squad for the 2017 season.

“Robbie has accomplished many things in the game and we look forward to him joining our squad and pushing for a spot in our top 17 each week,” Coach Maguire said.

“Competition for spots is a driving factor for success at any Club and by adding a player of Robbie’s ability we will be increasing that competition within our squad.

“Within our organisation we believe Robbie will strengthen our Club and we look forward to working with him when he joins us for pre-season training.”

The Rabbitohs have also agreed to a request from Cameron McInnes to release him from the final year of his playing contract.

McInnes has played 39 NRL matches for the Rabbitohs since making his debut against the Dragons in 2014.

Coach Maguire said: “We wanted to keep Cam here at Souths but he feels that the best opportunity for him at this stage of his career is at another club.

“Cam has done a great job for us over the three years he’s been playing first grade, he has great respect from his peers, he’s a fantastic young man and we wish him nothing but the best for the rest of his career.”

Robbie Farah

Date of Birth

23 January 1984

Place of Birth

Sydney, NSW

Height

179cm

Weight

91kg

Position

Hooker

Junior Club

Enfield Federals, Leichhardt Wanderers

Rep Honours

Eight Test matches for Australia (2009-10, 2012-14); Four Nations (2009-11, 2014); World Cup (2013); 16 State of Origin matches for New South Wales (2009, 2012-15); five games for Prime Minister’s XIII (2006, 2008-09, 2013-14); six matches for City Origin (2006-07, 2009-12); two games for the NRL All Stars (2010, 2013); one game for Lebanon (2002)

NRL Games

247 (all for the Tigers 2003-current)

NRL Points

284 (61 tries, 12 goals, 16 field goals for the Tigers 2003-current)

NRL Debut

Tigers vs Sea Eagles, Leichhardt Oval, 8 June 2003 (Rd 13)

Awards

Dally M Hooker of the Year (2007, 2010)

RLIF Hooker of the Year (2010)

Brad Fittler Medal (2012)

NSW True Blue Award (2015)