Jarryd Hayne will remain a Titan, with the NRL star committing to the club for the 2018 season.
Titans CEO Graham Annesley confirmed the signing at a press conference on Thursday morning.
“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.
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“Although suffering a serious injury earlier in the season, he is now regaining top form as we saw last night. Jarryd has the ability to deliver a huge boost to the Titans fortunes both on and off the field.”
Hayne delayed the announcement of his decision until after last night’s Origin game so it did not detract from the focus on the first game of the Series.
“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.
Head Coach Neil Henry said he is pleased with the result.
“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.”
“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.”
.@JarrydHayne has exercised his option and will stay at the club in 2018.
— Gold Coast Titans (@GCTitans) June 1, 2017