Jarryd Hayne is set to take to the rugby league field again as soon as this weekend for the Gold Coast Titans.
The NRL living legend signed up with the Titans this week afterhaving been adrift between codes and countries.
Since letting go of his dream to succeed in America’s NFL earlier in the year, Hayne made himself available for Fiji’s Olympics 7s Rugby team but he was not selected.
The two-time Dally M winner was then rumoured in July to be joining the NSW Waratahs Super Rugby team with a view to lining up for the Wallabies, but that did not eventuate.
Then Hayne was rumoured to be heading back to the NRL club where he made his name, the Paramatta Eels which has been mired in controversy this year over salary-cap breaches.
Eventually, he disappointed Eels fans by finally signing with the Gold Goast franchise this week for 2-years in a deal worth $2.4 million, citing the troubles at Paramatta as the ultimate reason he was unable join back with them.
“I waited as long as I could to get a formal offer off Parra,’’ Hayne said in a press conference on Wednesday.
“I was put in this situation, I had never thought of playing for another club. But with the way the board has been and the divisions behind the club, it has torn it apart.”
“At the end of the day I wanted to play footy this year,” he added.
“The way that the board is at Parra and the things that have gone on this year, we couldn’t get something done”.
According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, Hayne will debut for the Titans on Sunday against the Warriors.