3 Aug 2016

Hayne joins the Gold Coast Titans

3:02 pm on 3 August 2016

The Australian code hopper Jarryd Hayne has signed a two-year National Rugby League deal with the Gold Coast.

Jarryd Hayne in his brief time with Fiji at the London World Series at Twickenham 22/05/2016 Copyright photo: Matt Impey / www.photosport.nz

Jarryd Hayne in his brief time with Fiji at the London World Series Photo: Photosport

Hayne has not played in the NRL since he left Parramatta to try his hand at America's NFL at the end of 2014.

The 28-year-old then left the NFL earlier this year to pursue a career with the Fiji Sevens team but came up short of making the Olympic team.

Now he's bound for the Gold Coast on a two year deal reported to be worth 1.3 millon a season with third-party components included.

That offer trumps one Parramatta were believed to have been preparing, which weighed in at (NZ) $840,000 a season over three years.

The signing is a major coup for the Gold Coast, who still have significant salary cap space left after missing out last year on luring halfback Daly Cherry-Evans when he walked out on a lucrative deal.

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