New South Wales State of Origin coach Laurie Daley says Robbie Farah is very much in contention to retain his spot in the Blues lineup for 2017.

Since crossing to the Rabbitohs after his inglorious departure from the Tigers, Farah has found himself starting on the Souths bench and only played eight minutes in Friday nights loss to North Queensland before succumbing to a back injury.

Daley (pictured) says as a veteran member of the Blues team for many years, Farah remains very much in contention for the State of Origin football in 2017.