Jarryd Hayne

Titans have 'no regrets' over Hayne

Annesley said he met Hayne early on Thursday where he expressed his desire to return to Western Sydney to be near his wider family and friends.

The Titans granted a release, which is effective immediately, and Hayne is expected to return to his former club Parramatta Eels although no deal has been done.

Annesley said he did not feel let down by Hayne’s decision despite not serving his full two-year contract.

“I am firmly of the view that you can have contracts and sign all sorts of things but you really need to have people’s hearts and minds involved,” he said.

Superstar Hayne happiest with Fiji

The Fiji five-eighth backed the call of Tonga prop Andrew Fifita to have a combined Pacific Islands side included in future Four Nations tournaments, against New Zealand, Australia and England.

Hayne and Fifita were part of the Kangaroos team that won the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and are now among players from, so-called, tier-one nations opting to play for their country of heritage. Fifita said a team comprising Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa players would be a match for anyone and Hayne's a believer too.

Eels deal to bring Hayne home

NRL.com understands the Eels are open to welcoming him back – but only on their terms. Those terms are likely to be a take-it-or-leave-it $500,000 one-year deal that would mean Hayne would sacrifice at least half a million dollars if he chooses to walk out on the Titans to rejoin his old team.

Hayne wants out - report

Hayne is said to want a release from the final year of his NZ$1.3 million Titans contract for personal reasons, but has yet to inform the club of his intentions.

It's the latest twist in his tumultuous stint on the holiday strip after his much-publicised feud with Neil Henry. That stoush ultimately cost the coach his job, sacked with a year remaining on his contract.

The 29-year-old has only been on the Gold Coast for 15 months, after he returned from overseas stints in the NFL and rugby sevens.

Hayne equals RLWC all-time try-scoring record

Hayne was instrumental in Fiji’s win, having a hand in most of the Bati’s 11 tries and leading the way in both attack and defence.

His 46th minute try took the star five-eighth try scoring tally in three World Cups with Fiji and Australia to 13, equalling the record held by the legendary Bob Fulton since 1975.

Hayne’s 13 tries include nine for Australia and four for Fiji.

Hayne among NRL stars in Fiji squad

Naiqama will captain the squad, which also includes Ashton and Korbin Sims, Taane Milne and Jacob Saifiti.

The two men who can give Queensland the blues

Hayne is undoubtedly one of the game's most damaging stars and has shown flashes of brilliance throughout the series, including a try in each of the first two Origins.  

However, his final 20 minutes in the Game Two loss at ANZ Stadium left some questioning whether he should be retained for the July 12 decider after Hayne came up with a couple of errors, including a shocking behind-the-back flick pass that let Queensland off the hook just when the Blues were going in for the kill. 

I'm my harshest critic: Hayne

Former Queensland and current Broncos coach Wayne Bennett criticised the 29-year-old for a "selfish" play in the Origin defeat when Hayne failed to set up Brett Morris for what would have been New South Wales' fourth try of the night inside 30 minutes. 

'Hayne Plane' in Queensland's sights

Hayne's return to the Blues has been trumpeted south of the border as the return of a prodigal son who after a season in San Francisco is now ready to reclaim his place as the Blues' most influential player on the game's greatest stage.

Hayne looks to reclaim the pinnacle

Three years on he's hoping to lead New South Wales to glory again.

Since that series, Hayne spent the better part of two years out of the game, heading stateside to earn an unlikely NFL debut with the San Francisco 49ers before a stint trying to make it to the Olympics with the Fiji Rugby Sevens team.