NRL legend and League Nation Live panellist Justin Hodges thinks it’s time Robbie Farah and the Wests Tigers went their separate ways.
Farah and the Tigers have been at loggerheads for the past two seasons over the Origin stars role at the club.
Wests Tigers Coach Jason Taylor dropped Farah to reserve grade last week, again igniting the issue between player and club.
Although there has been talk of an ongoing power struggle between player and coach, Hodges feels Farah should depart for an entirely on-field reason.
“I think his time has come to an end,” Hodges told NITV’s League Nation Live.
“The good thing J.T has done is he’s obviously taken a strong stance. He’s not backing down from it.
“It allows those young kids to grow. If you look at James Tedesco, Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks, you’ve got these young guys set up to the left or to the right and he’ll come out and do his own thing.
“You’ve got three young players with so much ability and one guy takes it away from them".
Farah has been a loyal servant to the Tigers, representing them as captain for several seasons.
Farah currently takes up a large portion of the Tigers salary cap and Hodges encouraged the club to find a solution to end the lingering feud between the two parties.
“If you love the club take your money and go somewhere else. Obviously if you’re not wanted, you don’t want to be there.
“We all get tapped on the shoulder at some stage. If they want him out, pay him his money and the guy can move on to another team. ” said Hodges.