Work­ing hard to ex­pand hori­zons

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

JOR­DAN GERRANS Fed­er­a­tion Tahi­ti­enne Foot­ball Amer­i­cain last year.

The Aus­tralian squad played two games on the trip, which was aimed to as­sist Tahiti with the de­vel­op­ment of their very first na­tional team, while Amer­i­can Samoa were also in­vited to the fes­ti­val, which is also aimed at as­sist­ing the growth of the sport in the Ocea­nia Re­gion.

Far­rar is in his third sea­son of play­ing the game in the Far North and said he loved the op­por­tu­nity.

“It was an amaz­ing ex­peri- ence get­ting to wear the Aus­tralian colours,” Far­rar said.

“To be able to play at a higher level was cer­tainly an eye-opener. I learnt a lot of new things that I have tried to bring back to Cairns Grid­iron.”

The Fal­cons recorded a con­vinc­ing 26-0 vic­tory over the Townsville Cy­clones last Satur­day.

“Chris plays both line­backer on de­fence and run­ning back or full­back on of­fence for us and has ex­ten­sive grid­iron ex­pe­ri­ence hav­ing played in mul­ti­ple states and also for the Aus­tralian Na­tional team in a friendly match in Tahiti last June,” Fal­cons coach David Tib­betts said. “His calm and poise brings a con­fi­dence to the team, es­pe­cially in-game.”

The Cy­clones host the fifth game of the seven-game se­ries this af­ter­noon in Townsville and Far­rar thinks the Fal­cons can win the se­ries.

“We have three more games and if we are able to con­tinue to play the way we did in game four, I think we can come away with the ti­tle at the end of it all,” Far­rar said.

BIG HIT: The Cy­clones’ Liam LaBlanche gets taken down by the Fal­cons’ Owen Rodgers, Vito Fermo and Chris Far­rar Pic­ture: ALIX SWEENEY

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