Not wanting to detract from the spectacle that was Origin, Gold Coast Titans star Jarryd Hayne has made a decision on his future and has exercised his option to remain with the club for a further season.
His initial 2-year deal allowed him to make that call for the second year of the contract and with 12 total appearances for the Titans since joining at the back end of last season, the live-wire fan favourite is pleased to have it sorted.
“I’m very happy at the Titans and with the talent we have here, I see a bright future for the club,” Hayne said.
“Although we’ve had a rough start to the season with injuries, I’m looking forward to helping our push for the finals this year, and continuing to improve as a club in 2018.
“I had a lot to consider with family and friends based in Sydney, but I’m really enjoying life on the Gold Coast which did help with my decision,” Hayne added.
Equally pleased is coach Neil Henry who knows how crucial Hayne is to the side for his experience, his talent and his versatility.
“As I’ve said since Jarryd arrived, he is an impressive player and someone that brings with him a wealth of experience, talent and ability,” Henry said.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Jarryd in 2018 and along with other players in our squad as we strive to be a consistent performer in the NRL.”
Club CEO Graham Annesley also made mention of his importance to both the team and the NRL itself.
“Jarryd is one of the biggest names in Australian sport and we are delighted he has decided to stay with the Titans next year,” Annesley said.