News | Rugby League
20 Mar 2018 16:54
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Titans to hold Hayne-Henry crisis talks

    Gold Coast coach Neil Henry and star fullback Jarryd Hayne will hold emergency talks after their reached breaking point.

    - article from

    Brad Fittler
    Brad Fittler

    Gold Coast will hold crisis talks with coach Neil Henry and superstar Jarryd Hayne on Monday after their relationship soured publicly.

    There are now serious doubts about whether both men can remain at the NRL club next season, with rugby league Darren Lockyer saying the partnership appears untenable.

    Hayne told News Corp that Henry did not talk to him in the week leading up to Saturday's heavy loss to St George Illawarra.

    He also said he would leave - despite having another season on his $1.2 million a year deal - if he wasn't wanted and would confer with his manager this week.

    It's previously been claimed that Henry never wanted Hayne when he was signed mid-season last year, concerned about unbalancing his roster under the salary cap.

    The club said on Sunday chairperson Rebecca Frizelle and CEO Graham Annesley would meet Henry and Hayne on Monday to "seek further explanation of recent developments and determine the appropriate course forward.

    "These distractions are demoralising to our entire playing group, members, sponsors, and everyone who supports the Titans.

    The issues involved must be addressed in the best interests of the club's future."

    Henry is already under pressure to keep his job after his side suffered their 14th loss of the season while the NRL has the club up for sale.

    Lockyer doubted both men could remain at the club beyond this year.

    "I think it is," Lockyer told the Sunday Footy Show when asked if Hayne's future at the Titans was in jeopardy.

    "From the outside looking in, it looks like the relationship between the coach and Jarryd is untenable.

    "It'll be an interesting new few weeks."

    Fellow great Brad Fittler, who has worked with Hayne as coach of NSW City Origin team, said the fullback was looking unmotivated and slammed him for speaking publicly about his gripes with Henry.

    He also questioned how Hayne's career would end.

    "He's the type of bloke if for some reason he found some motivation, and he got really fit in this off-season, he could turn it around for the final years of his playing career and really come out the other end," Fittler said.

    "It looks like he's being a little bit lazy at the moment. He can go that way and fade out."


    © 2018 NZN, NZCity

     Other Rugby League News
     19 Mar: NRL's duty to help reform players: Auva'a
     19 Mar: NRL may announce two Immortals: Greenberg
     19 Mar: Dogs need to be mentally tougher: Woods
     19 Mar: NRL Raiders in difficult situation: Stuart
     18 Mar: Manly romp to biggest NRL win over Eels
     18 Mar: Sam Burgess charged for cannonball tackle
     18 Mar: No fears for Tigers over horror NRL draw
     Top Stories

    Messam itching to tackle Leitch in Tokyo More...

    New Zealand bonds lose high-yield status More...

     Today's News

    Keith Urban has been inspired to "try anything" by Nicole Kidman 16:45

    Karlie Kloss learns "constantly" from Serena Williams 16:15

    Law and Order:
    Body of Alison Raspa, Australian woman missing in Canada, found in Alpha Lake near Whistler 16:15

    New Zealand bonds lose high-yield status 16:15

    Government moves after dolphin deaths 16:05

    Blac Chyna marked ex Rob Kardashian's birthday with a sweet post on Instagram 15:45

    Wagner calm ahead of day-night Test 15:25

    John Boyega is excited about "redefining and reshaping" the film industry 15:15

    Vladimir Putin's re-election also marks four years since he annexed Crimea 14:55

    Councils dragged into CHH school case 14:55

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd