It’s official, Jarryd Hayne returns to the NRL joining the Gold Coast Titans as their new member.
The 28-year-old claimed that he signed with the Gold Coast team due to ‘political instability’ at Parramatta. Interim Parramatta chief executive Bevan Paul has made the decision to move forward from Jarryd Hayne and has vowed to improve the team’s protocols after police have investigated the team for match-fixing allegations.
The prodigal son of Parramatta Eels has received backlash from fans and the media including comments and criticisms about his ‘betrayal’. Hayne responded back stating that the Parramatta club had nothing to offer him and even calling his fans, ‘clowns’ for being influenced by the media.
Adding to Hayne’s infamous archive of on-field AND off-field drama, it has been reported that Hayne was not charged for making contact with a Warriors’ referee, Gavin Reynolds during his game on Sunday. Hayne remains adamant towards the controversial event, insisting that it was accidental. Hayne continues to brush off his actions claiming he “couldn’t understand” the charges being made and that “referees have a pretty tricky job because they stand everywhere.”
The former Eels player may face suspension and find himself sitting on the sidelines if he’s found guilty.