Farah will reportedly leave the Tigers and head to Redfern for the 2017 season with an announcement expected in the next two days.Fox Sports reporter James Hooper reports that Cronulla was close to nabbing Farah before the Origin hooker opted for the Bunnies.“If you had asked me a week ago I would have said all roads lead to up up Cronulla, and Robbie Farah joining the Cronulla Sharks, being in the Shire next season,” Hooper told NRL Tonight.“But as we know rugby league moves in mysterious ways at the best of times, and over the course of the last week South Sydney have absolutely rolled out the red carpet.“Their owner Russell Crowe … and also all of their senior players — Sam Burgess, Greg Inglis — have all been campaigning really heavily in Robbie Farah’s ear.“I think we’ll see over the course of the next 48 hours Robbie Farah will officially sign with the Rabbitohs to play for 2017 and 2018.”Farah and Jason Taylor have had frosty relationship this season, with the coach dropping Farah to reserve grade.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – Attorneys for the city of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took a judge’s advice and entered into mediation again on Friday but did not reach an agreement. The talks were suggested by Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter Polos, who is presiding over the trial of the city of Anaheim’s lawsuit accusing the Angels of breach of contract. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardMoreno’s attorneys argue the Angels owner has the right to market his baseball team any way he wants, as long as he keeps the word Anaheim somewhere in its name. On Thursday, baseball historian John Thorn testified that Anaheim has disappeared “about 99.9 percent of the time” from public reports on the team. He said such Web sites as Yahoo Sports and ESPN.com use “Los Angeles” or “Los Angeles Angels” when reporting scores. Angels attorney Todd Theodora said “Anaheim” has continued to appear in several publications including the Ottawa Sun, The Missourian and a paper in the Virgin Islands. Major League Baseball for the first time also is selling a calendar with the full team name, he said. The trial is scheduled to resume Monday. Associated Press Negotiators met for three hours, city spokesman John Nicoletti said. The sides held similar unsuccessful talks several times before the trial began. Anaheim’s attorneys say team owner Arte Moreno violated a 10-year-old contract and cost the city $100 million in tourism revenue and publicity when he changed the club’s name from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.