Robbie Farah will skipper the Wests Tigers against the Newcastle Knights in the NRL on Monday night, just over a week after his mother died of cancer.
Sonia Farah died of pancreatic cancer last Sunday only hours before the Tigers played the Sydney Roosters leading to her son pulling out of that clash.
But Tigers head coach Tim Sheens has received a call from Farah that he is ready to play in Newcastle and the 28-year-old should start at hooker.
NSW State of Origin coach Ricky Stuart had revealed earlier on Sunday that he wanted to see Farah play against the Knights to judge his form before the third State of Origin match against Queensland.
"I hope he does play tomorrow night because I think he needs to get back out on the field and get a game under his belt, not for Origin but for Robbie," Stuart said.
"He'll handle Origin football next week whether he's played a game or not, but I just think for the sake of Robbie's welfare it would be nice for him to get back out there tomorrow night."
Stuart said he had spoken to Farah.
"He was still doing it tough, he's very fortunate that he's got a lot of close friends and family," Stuart said.
Sheens admitted on Sunday he was wary of the threat that Newcastle would pose.
"They were booed off by their crowd in their last game and they have had a bye to think about that," Sheens said.
"They are going to be ready to play.
"They have been in every game even though the score line at the end doesn't say so.
"They've only needed a few things to go their way. It is a very dangerous game for us."