GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Jarryd Hayne of the Titans runs the ball during the round 25 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Penrith Panthers at Cbus Super Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

The Gold Coast Titans look set to launch a serious assault on the Auckland Nines title with star fullback Jarryd Hayne to spearhead their campaign in the rich pre-season tournament.

Hayne will be announced as an ambassador for the Nines which is set to be a star-studded event next year with internationals Shaun Johnson and Johnathan Thurston already confirming their attendance.

Hayne is at his attacking best in broken play and with a full pre-season under his belt and space on the field, he is likely to be one of the event’s biggest attractions.