Jarryd Hayne appears to have put his Origin woes behind him, starring for the Gold Coast Titans in their 26-14 win over the Wests Tigers on Friday night.
The NSW centre scored two tries and set up a third in the space of 10 minutes in the second half to almost single-handedly give the Titans the victory.
It snaps a four game losing streak for the Gold Coast and keep their hopes of making the finals alive.
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The superstar performance comes just a day after Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett called Hayne out in the media for failing to pass a ball to Brett Morris in Origin II which would have likely lead to a Blues win in both the game and the series.
Hayne admitted after the Titans victory that he deserved the criticism.
“I was already off myself and it’s been hard to sleep after the game knowing a couple of things I did wrong,” he said.
“I thought it was 50-50 (to pass) and I thought (Dane) Gagai was hesitant in what to do.
“I probably hurt myself because I went for the kick – I thought (Mitchell Pearce) was going to kick so I went through and he passed.
“So I had to reload and that put me off my vision with getting early ball to B-Moz.
“We’ll look at the video and (Bennett is) right – little things like that in the game do hurt you. If we score there it’s game over. I’m my hardest critic and that’s something that hurts me.”