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January 13: Farah rejects Titans; Blues look to future

On this day in rugby league history, Farah turns down the Titans, Blues unveil Blues-in-waiting and DCE gets the leadership and Manly.


Brad Fittler makes a commitment to new Roosters' coach Ricky Stuart that he will continue to lead the club for the next two seasons.


Newcastle management announce that Michael Hagan will serve his last season as coach of the club in 2006. The decision is expected to clear the way for him to join Parramatta in 2007.


Robbie Farah rejects a $1.4 million offer from the Gold Coast Titans to re-sign with the Wests Tigers until the end of 2013.


NSW State of Origin coach Ricky Stuart names a 51-man "Blues-in-waiting" squad as he begins planning to wrest the trophy from the Maroons for the first time since 2005.

Former NSW coach Ricky Stuart in 2012.
Former NSW coach Ricky Stuart in 2012. ©NRL Photos


New Brisbane signing James Roberts is named in Laurie Daley's Emerging Blues squad for 2016. The 17 players named are: James Roberts (Brisbane), Blake Austin (Canberra), Jack Wighton (Canberra), Aiden Tolman (Canterbury), Wade Graham (Cronulla), Ryan James (Gold Coast), Dylan Walker (Manly), Tariq Sims (Newcastle), Nathan Peats (Parramatta), Matt Moylan (Penrith), Alex Johnston (South Sydney), Adam Reynolds (South Sydney), Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra), Jack de Belin (St George Illawarra), Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters), Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters), James Tedesco (Wests Tigers).


Halfback Daly Cherry-Evans is appointed Manly captain for 2017.

This article contains information from the official records of NRL historian David Middleton.