Speculation continues to circle around the future of Jarryd Hayne and Gold Coast Titans coach Garth Brennan fronted the media this morning to offer up his comments on the current situation.
Reports emerged on Monday that Hayne was to remain a Titan until the new year before taking up an offer with the Parramatta Eels but Brennan said no discussion of that nature had taken place.
“Until I speak with Jarryd or his manager, I’ve got to expect that he will be here in the new year ready to rip in for the Titans,” Brennan said.
“I’m not worried about it to be honest, I’m worried about these guys here that are training at the moment.
“If Jarryd has some circumstances where he needs to be somewhere else, I’ll deal with that if it happens but my primary focus is the group here.”
Brennan was questioned on why he hadn’t reached out to the Fiji representative but insists he wants him to focus on his current job.
“I’ve left him to concentrate on Fiji. They’ve done really well and I want him to focus on that. I’ve done the exact same with Konrad.
“We’ve exchanged texts with him making sure that he got through (the game) ok and to make sure his body is in good condition.”
With the prospect of Hayne potentially departing, Brennan also offered up a number of players who could slide into the role of fullback.
“Brendan Elliot has played a bit there for Newcastle and Tyronne Roberts-Davis has spent time there. Dan Sarginson is another one, he won an English Super League title with Wigan in that position.
"If Jarryd did depart that would obviously free up some salary cap space as well."