Jarryd Hayne has completed his move back to Rugby League – but not with former club Parramatta: with NRL rivals Gold Coast Titans.
Hayne has signed a deal until the end of the 2018 season to secure a move back to the 13-man code, with the deal done to bring the Australian superstar to Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Crucially, he could feature as soon as this weekend for them, immediately catapulting them into NRL Premiership contention.
Titans CEO Graham Annesley said Hayne’s signing is the most significant in the club’s ten-year 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.
“It’s also a fantastic boost for our members, fans, and corporate partners who have loyally stuck with the Titans throughout the clubs rebuilding process. 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 club’s future commercial prospects,” Annesley concluded.
“Jarryd is a fantastic player and he will bring a wealth of experience to our team,” Titans coach Neil 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.”