Daly Cherry-Evans to remain an Eagle after breaking Titans Deal
Manly Sea-Eagles have finally had some good news in 2015, with star halfback Daly Cherry-Evans making use of the round 13 contract clause to renege on his deal with the Gold Coast Titans to stay with his current club.
Having previously signed a multi million dollar four year deal with the side from Australia’s tourist strip, Cherry Evans will instead sign a lucrative contract to stay at Manly, who had extra money available to them after fellow half Kieran Foran confirmed he will be leaving for Parramatta in 2016.
Cherry-Evans will be the last player to use the round 13 rule to renege on a signed contract, with the NRL confirming yesterday that the rule would be scrapped in favour of a 10 day cooling off period for players who have signed contracts with opposition clubs. The current rule allows players to back out of a deal anytime before the start of round 13. Players such as Josh Papalli and James Tedesco have previously taken advantage of the rule.
Daly Cherry- Evans decision to remain an Eagle is expected to have a domino effect, with many clubs waiting to see what decision the half would make before approaching other available players. Canberra Raiders say they are not concerned over the signature of current Titan Aiden Sezer, who has assured the club he will honour his deal with the Raiders despite Cherry-Evans backflip.