Farah open to $500,000 offers By James Hooper | November 16, http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap...006066,00.html WESTS Tigers star Robbie Farah is expected to command offers of up to $500,000 a season after signalling his intent to test his value on the NRL's open market. In a warning sign for the Tigers, Farah told The Sunday Telegraph his agent will meet rival clubs as he confronts the most important contract of his career. The hooker, 24, is tipped to make his State of Origin debut for NSW next season following the retirement of Danny Buderus. Contracted to the Tigers until the end of next season, Farah has an option in his favour for 2010 but wants to explore his worth on the open market before committing to the club. "Like any junior who's only played for the one club, I'd like to stay at the Tigers but at the same time my next contract is important in terms of my career,'' Farah said. "I want to make sure I get it right. My manager is going to see if anyone else is interested and then we'll take it from there. "It's not something I want to drag on, I want to try to get it sorted before the start of the season so everyone knows what's going on.'' New Tigers chief executive Scott Longmuir, coach Tim Sheens and football manager Warren McDonnell met Farah's agent Sam Ayoub at the club's Concord headquarters on Friday. In what shapes as his first major test at the helm of the 2005 premiers, Longmuir must convince Farah and key playmaker Benji Marshall to commit to new contracts beyond next season. Farah is expected to have offers up to $500,000 a season to walk away from the Tigers. "Basically, Robbie's interested in testing the market and we're allowing him to do that,'' Longmuir said. Clubs expected to be interested in Farah include Brisbane, St George Illawarra, Penrith, Manly and the Roosters.