BREAKING (again): Jarryd Hayne leaving Gold Coast, Titans reportedly set to confirm exit later today

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    UPDATE: The Gold Coast Titans have announced they have officially released Jarryd Hayne from his contract with the club, clearing the path for him to return to the Parramatta Eels in 2018.

    He will reportedly sign a one-year deal with the Eels worth no more than $600,000 so he can be closer to family next season.

    Original story follows

    Jarryd Hayne has reportedly begun telling the Gold Coast Titans he has no plans to play for the club in 2018 and is seeking a release. He is set to join the Parramatta Eels ahead of next year.

    Hayne’s future has been the subject of much conjecture over the past few months – his much-publicised stoush with former Titans boss Neil Henry saw the coach sacked in August, and rumours that the code-hopping star was set to leave the Gold Coast sprung up earlier this month.

    Hayne fiercely denied those reports, hitting out at Buzz Rothfield on Twitter the day the news broke:

    However, it seems Hayne is still set to leave the club ahead of the 2018 season, with Danny Weidler reporting the two-time Dally M winner has told senior officials at the Titans he won’t be playing for the side next year.

    Weidler also said the Titans will officially confirm the news later today.

    Hayne will reportedly play for the Eels in 2018 on a one year deal which will see him take a significant pay cut. Hayne’s current deal with the Titans is said to be worth around the $1.2 million mark, whereas the one-season deal with Parramatta will reportedly see him paid $500,000-600,000.

    However, moving back to the Eels, the club where Hayne made his name as one of the NRL’s stars, will allow the fullback to be closer to his family.

    While Hayne seems certain to link up with his former club, it’s not immediately clear where he will play for Parramatta. While his best position remains fullback, the Eels’ best player from 2017, Clint Gutherson, has made the number one jersey his own.

    There’s also no room in the halves for Hayne, with Mitchell Moses and Corey Norman forming an excellent combination in the blue and gold following Moses’ mid-season switch to the Eels. He could play on the centre or wing, but has had defensive issues in both positions throughout his career.

    Hayne made his debut for the Eels in 2006 and went on to win two Dally M player of the year medals with the side. He also starred in the club’s memorable run to the 2009 NRL grand final.

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    • November 30th 2017 @ 11:36am
      Stormer said | November 30th 2017 @ 11:36am | ! Report

      Glad I’m not an Eels fan.

    • November 30th 2017 @ 11:38am
      Duncan Smith said | November 30th 2017 @ 11:38am | ! Report

      Meanwhile, Neil Henry is hitting the punching bag at the gym with Hayne’s face stuck on it.

      Well done Jarryd for your awesome contribution to the Gold Coast Titans.

      • November 30th 2017 @ 12:46pm
        Barry Tewes said | November 30th 2017 @ 12:46pm | ! Report

        Your joking ,right?

        • November 30th 2017 @ 2:22pm
          Duncan Smith said | November 30th 2017 @ 2:22pm | ! Report

          I thought that was pretty clear.

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      November 30th 2017 @ 11:45am
      Paul D said | November 30th 2017 @ 11:45am | ! Report

      So glad to see the NRL have turned the Titans into an ultra-professional outfit after stepping in and taking control of it.

      What is it with the Gold Coast? Warren Buffett wouldn’t make money on a sporting team there.

      • November 30th 2017 @ 11:57am
        KingCowboy said | November 30th 2017 @ 11:57am | ! Report

        They took a punt on someone and it didn’t pay off. Don’t know the terms the terms of the release but if they only have to pay out $100- to $200k, they get out of it not to bad. Titans will make the Top 8 this year if they pick up another forward or two on the cheap.

    • November 30th 2017 @ 11:49am
      qwetzen said | November 30th 2017 @ 11:49am | ! Report

      He should also take whoever it was in the Titans that wanted him.

      • November 30th 2017 @ 12:57pm
        BleakCity said | November 30th 2017 @ 12:57pm | ! Report

        Yep – can’t just blame Hayne for the debacle. The Titans (and the NRL) fell over themselves offering him a ridiculous contract when he came back and were very smug about it being a win/win for the Gold Coast.

        It’s all well and good paying massive overs for a player but it’s loaded with big risks & rarely ends well. Particularly for those clubs that don’t have the “deeper” pockets that others have, so your higher paid player takes a larger % of your cap (a $1m player at the rorters isn’t the same % as one at the GC).

        • November 30th 2017 @ 1:07pm
          Let The One King Rule said | November 30th 2017 @ 1:07pm | ! Report

          Being a resident of the GC, actually it was a win-win the way it panned out. The Titans went into the signing as a team bereft of fan-interest in 9/10ths of the area they supposedly covered, used the signing to drum up interest and attention (as an example, Hayne’s signing was the first time I heard any of the kids I work with even mention the Titans), and after finding him underperforming, will be able to move on from the situation without having to honour the massive contract they enticed him to the Gold Coast with in the first place. Offer anyone on the Titans PR team that deal this time last year and they’d have taken it.

    • November 30th 2017 @ 11:50am
      spruce moose said | November 30th 2017 @ 11:50am | ! Report

      Neil Henry should be holding a press conference having a good old fashioned blast at the Gold Coast saying “I told you so”.

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      November 30th 2017 @ 12:11pm
      Louis McIntyre said | November 30th 2017 @ 12:11pm | ! Report

      Does this mean that the Titans could be at risk of a fine for being too far under the cap? A ridiculous ruling if the case

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