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Jarryd Hayne signs 2-year contract with Gold Coast Titans

Jarryd Hayne is back in the National Rugby League (NRL). The former NFL running back has reportedly signed a shock new two‑year deal with the Gold Coast Titans. The Titans incredible recruitment coup makes Hayne the biggest star to ever play for the Titans. In a press conference, Hayne said that he waited as long as […]

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August 3, 2016 9:12 am

Jarryd Hayne is back in the National Rugby League (NRL).

Jarryd Hayne speaks to the media after arriving at Sydney International Airport. (News.com.au)
Jarryd Hayne speaks to the media. (News.com.au)

The former NFL running back has reportedly signed a shock new two‑year deal with the Gold Coast Titans.

The Titans incredible recruitment coup makes Hayne the biggest star to ever play for the Titans.

In a press conference, Hayne said that he waited as long as he could to make the decision.

HAYNE: “To make this decision is something that took a lot and I waited as long as I could and you know I guess for me the opportunity to be in such a strong club on and off the field. I never thought I’d ever join another club, but I guess everything happens for a reason. A part of me is sad as I’m not going to be part of the club I grew up with, but that’s the excitement as well of being with the Titans.”

Hayne will reportedly earn $1.2 million per season with the Titans.

Channel 9 has reported Hayne could play as early as the Titans’ round 22 clash against the Warriors on Sunday at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.

The Titans sit seventh on the ladder with five rounds to play. It means Hayne could become a superstar wildcard during the 2016 finals series.

The Titans first revealed their interest in luring Hayne to Queensland when the former Fiji Sevens player walked away from his NFL career with the San Franciso 49ers in May.

Hayne had walked out on his Parramatta contract in 2013 to pursue an NFL dream in the US, eventually signing and playing with the San Francisco 49ers.

He quit the NFL earlier this year, saying he wanted to pursue a dream to play for Fiji in the rugby sevens at the Rio Olympic Games.

When Hayne was left out of the Fijian sevens team for Rio, the Titans immediately started making moves to bring the fullback star back to rugby league.

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