Farah will reportedly leave the Tigers and head to Redfern for the 2017 season with an announcement expected in the next two days.
Fox Sports reporter James Hooper reports that Cronulla was close to nabbing Farah before the Origin hooker opted for the Bunnies.
“If you had asked me a week ago I would have said all roads lead to up up Cronulla, and Robbie Farah joining the Cronulla Sharks, being in the Shire next season,” Hooper told NRL Tonight.
“But as we know rugby league moves in mysterious ways at the best of times, and over the course of the last week South Sydney have absolutely rolled out the red carpet.
“Their owner Russell Crowe ... and also all of their senior players — Sam Burgess, Greg Inglis — have all been campaigning really heavily in Robbie Farah’s ear.
“I think we’ll see over the course of the next 48 hours Robbie Farah will officially sign with the Rabbitohs to play for 2017 and 2018.”
Farah and Jason Taylor have had frosty relationship this season, with the coach dropping Farah to reserve grade.