Hayne returns to the NRL but with the Titans, not Eels

Jarryd Hayne

Ever since Jarryd Hayne’s departure from the NRL a couple of years, everyone thought that there was just one club for the man. The Parramatta Eels.

But in a surprising turn of events, that has not been the case, with Hayne instead heading to the Gold Coast and signing with the Gold Coast Titans.

It is a move that has many Eels fans majorly disappointed and annoyed, with the move officially confirmed today at a Titans press conference.

After departing the Eels at the end of 2014 to pursue an NFL dream, Hayne returns to the NRL and will be able to train with the club immediately and play for the Titans this week.

The club is pleased to make such a historic signing, perhaps the biggest in their history.

“This is a monumental signing for the Titans and we are proud that Jarryd has identified our club as the best fit for him to return to the NRL,” Annesley said.

“It’s great news for not only our club but for the NRL in general and we can’t wait to see Jarryd in action for the Titans.

The move boosts the profile of the Titans and is a welcome addition to the side who are enjoying a bit of a resurgence in recent times.

“It’s also a fantastic boost for our members, fans, and corporate partners who have loyally stuck with the Titans throughout the club’s rebuilding process,” said Annesley.

“We wouldn’t have been in a position to sign a player of Jarryd’s stature without the critical support of our major sponsors in particular Aquis as our naming rights partner, and TripADeal who have helped make this signing possible.

“We expect Jarryd’s presence will significantly increase corporate and membership interest which will further boost the clubs’ future commercial prospects”, the CEO concluded.

Head coach Neil Henry is just as pleased, highlighting just how good Hayne is as a player.

“Jarryd is a fantastic player and he will bring a wealth of experience to our team”, Henry said.

“We are very pleased that he has decided to join the Titans and I look forward to seeing him reproduce the exciting brand of football he is famous for in the NRL”, Henry added.

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