Robbie Farah retires from representative rugby league

Lebanon captain Robbie Farah has announced his retirement from representative rugby league.

The 35-year-old turned out for Lebanon in their 58-14 loss to Fiji at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday night.

Farah also made reference to the team’s ongoing battle with the Lebanon Rugby League Federation – the players threatened to cover up the governing body’s logo against Fiji in protest to the LRLF failing to capitalise on their 2017 World Cup campaign, where they reached the quarter-finals.

In an instagram post, Farah wrote: “Been a tough week and an even tougher night on the field tonight.

“Plenty of good kids on show that will gain plenty from the experience. It’s time to pass the baton over to them.

“I’m very proud of my heritage and representing our people with pride and passion.

“It was an honour to do it for the final time tonight.”

Farah earned seven caps for Lebanon, eight caps for Australia, appeared three times for NRL All Stars, six time for NSW City, five times for Prime Minister’s XIII and 16 times for New South Wales.

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