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Taylor won't back down on Farah game plan

  • Taylor won't back down on Farah game plan

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: Coach Jason Taylor speaks at a press conference after the round 12 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Wests Tigers at Suncorp Stadium on May 27, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor says he won't be changing his game plan in the face of criticism of how he has utilised Robbie Farah this season.

Taylor's tactics came under scrutiny during the week when veteran Cronulla rake Michael Ennis said the club wasn't harnessing the NSW No.9's creativity.

The Tigers have won just one of seven with Farah on the park this season and been victorious in four of five without him, raising questions about his ability to work with young halves Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks.

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Farah will miss the side's clash with Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Sunday after failing to back up from Wednesday's State of Origin opener.

Taylor said Ennis's summation of the change in Farah's game was fair but wouldn't be changing tack.

He said the side's game plan this year centred around Farah passing off the ground to get early ball to Moses and Brooks and fullback James Tedesco, who returns from a shoulder injury against the Roosters.

"We've decided on a style of play that allows out halves to get the ball and that's important," Taylor said.

"And James Tedesco is the other guy in that combination that we want to get the ball in his hands.

"The way we're attacking, we comfortable with how that's working and we'll keep at it."

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