14 May 2014

Farah named to make NRL return

6:42 am on 14 May 2014

The NSW rugby league coach Laurie Daley has finally been granted a slice of good luck, with Blues hooker Robbie Farah named to make his NRL comeback from an elbow injury for the Wests Tigers.

Farah will return from a dislocated elbow suffered in round six, in the Tigers' round 10 fixture against Cronulla at Remondis Stadium on Saturday, three days before Daley announces his side for the State of Origin opener on May the 28th.

It was originally thought Farah could miss Origin I.

Daley's side has been thrown into chaos with a long-term ankle injury to Andrew Fifita, a possible three-match Origin ban looming over Greg Bird and Mitchell Pearce's off-field indiscretions.

But Farah's return has added some stability to selections.

The NSW five-eighth James Maloney has been shifted to halfback for the Sydney Roosters and Sonny Bill Williams will slot into five-eighth, after Pearce was slapped with a one-game ban by the club for his weekend antics, for the premiers' trip to Townsville to play North Queensland on Saturday.

Both Canterbury and the Warriors are unchanged for their Women in League round match on Sunday in Hamilton.