Robbie Farah shines in 300th NRL game as Wests Tigers secure victory

Robbie Farah celebrated his 300th NRL game in style on Friday night.

Farah was a constant threat from dummy half and scored a try as the Wests Tigers sealed a 28-26 win over the Newcastle Knights in front of 21,000 supporters at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Farah told reporters after the game that he was "really grateful" for everyone who had supported him on the road to 300 games.

Many of Farah's family and friends were present on Friday night.

"There were some really tough times during my career and it's been a bit of a rollercoaster," Farah said.

"I'm a lucky man because if I didn't have that support network around me, I wouldn't be here today. They pushed me along when and when I wanted to quit, they kept me going.

"Hopefully they are proud of me tonight."

I'm a lucky man because if I didn't have that support network around me, I wouldn't be here today.

Robbie Farah

However, it looked like Farah's party would be spoiled when the Knights jumped out to a 12-0 lead courtesy of tries to Jesse Ramien and Kalyn Ponga.

The Tigers bounced back through tries to fullback Corey Thompson in the 21st and 34th minutes.

Five-eighth Benji Marshall then dived over on the stroke of half time to score. Moses Mbye's conversion helped the Tigers to an 18-12 lead at half time.

The Knights responded straight after the beak, with a Hymel Hunt try cutting the deficit to 18-16.

Farah, the wily Tigers veteran, then pushed his way over to score in the 52nd minute. Mbye's conversion gave the Tigers a handy 24-16 advantage.

Tautau Moga scored next for the Knights to cut the margin to 24-22, but the Tigers again responded with Paul Momirovski scoring in the 63rd minute.

Mbye missed the conversion, but the Tigers held on to a 28-22 advantage.

Knights winger Shaun Kenny-Dowall was the last scorer on the night when he dived over in the 68th minute.

Ponga missed the conversion, and the Tigers were able to hold on for a 28-26 victory.

Farah told reporters that he was proud of the Tigers for fighting back to win after trailing by 12-0.

"We showed a fair bit of character," he said.

"At 12-0 down, the game could have gone either way.

"Newcastle obviously had its backs against the wall [this week], but I'm really proud that we could find a way to win."

The win means the Tigers moved into 11th spot on the NRL ladder and remain in contention for the 2019 finals.

"If we can build a bit of momentum now, anything is possible," Farah said.

Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall pose for a photo together in 2018. Picture: Nathan Hopkins, NRL Photos

Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall pose for a photo together in 2018. Picture: Nathan Hopkins, NRL Photos