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Dislocated elbow: Tigers skipper Robbie Farah has been ruled out for six weeks. Photo: Getty Images

Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah has indicated to Blues coach Laurie Daley that he will be fit for the State of Origin series opener despite being ruled out for up to six weeks with an elbow injury.

It is understood Farah spoke to Daley on Sunday and is hopeful of being fit in time for the match at Suncorp Stadium on May 28.

Farah dislocated his elbow in the final minutes of Saturday night’s win against the Cowboys and was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for treatment, despite scans later clearing him of a broken arm.

The Blues hooker is expected to be sidelined for six weeks, leaving his aspirations of playing in the first game of the series at Suncorp Stadium in tatters.

Even if his injury heals quicker than expected, Farah is unlikely to play any football before Daley announces his team for the opening game of the series.

Fairfax Media understands Newcastle utility Kurt Gidley, Bulldogs skipper Michael Ennis, in-form Parramatta hooker Nathan Peats and Melbourne utility Ryan Hinchcliffe will all come into calculation for the NSW No.9 jersey.

Peats has arguably been the most potent hooker in the game over the first six rounds of the competition, and didn't look out of place when he made his representative debut for City against Country in Coffs Harbour last year.

Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter said Farah had a reputation as being one of the most committed players in rehabilitation and was hoping his star hooker would be successful in his race against the clock for the first game of the series.

"Robbie's the upmost professional in doing his rehab, but you never know what's going to happen," Potter said.

"I'd love him to be back for Origin one because that probably gives them the best chance."

Farah suffered the injury in the 78th minute of what turned out to be the club's fourth win from six matches this season.

Despite medical staff relocating his elbow back into place on the field, Farah will join fullback James Tedesco on the sidelines for an extended period.

"He will be a huge loss for us," Potter said.

"He probably hasn't got the credit he deserves as far as how well he has led the team. He has been very good with the ball, he's been composed and led by example.

"I can't speak highly enough of what he has done for the team the last six weeks. He'll be a loss but it presents an opportunity for someone else to come in."

That will be 22-year-old Joel Luani, who represented the USA Tomahawks in last year's World Cup in Britain.

Luani will play his first game of the season in the NRL against Parramatta on Monday night, the same club he debuted against in round 22 last year.

"I keep a close eye on anyone in the top squad playing in the NSW Cup," Potter said.

"Joel's been one of their best players for them week in, week out. His opportunity has come a little bit earlier than he expected but I'm sure he'll do a good job." 

Five-eighth Braith Anasta will return from a one-game suspension against the Eels at ANZ Stadium on Monday.

His replacement Blake Austin, who played his first game for the club at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday night, is likely to hand back the No.6 jersey to Anasta, with Potter ruling out using the former Panther in the No.9 jersey.

"It's a different position to the halves, he could probably do it for a 10- or 20-minute spell for you," Potter said.

"As the nine you touch the ball more than anyone else in the team and defend in the middle – if you're not doing that week in week out, it's very tough to do."