DANGLING CONTRACT: Jarryd Hayne is expected to re-sign with the Gold Coast Titans
DANGLING CONTRACT: Jarryd Hayne is expected to re-sign with the Gold Coast Titans DAVE HUNT

Henry expects Hayne to re-sign with the Titans

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Gold Coast Titans have a contingency plan if Jarryd Hayne decides to leave the club.

But Titans coach Neil Henry believes the fullback will stay with the NRL club.

"That contract is sitting there. We don't have to negotiate anything. It's there," Henry said.

"It's up to him if he takes it up.

"If he decides not to - which I think is unlikely - then we will go to plan B. We might have to look at our outside backs."

Hayne has two weeks to decide whether to take up a $1 million Titans offer for next year.

Titans boss Graham Annesley has slammed reports that claimed the Gold Coast wanted to offload the injury-hit former Test star.

Hayne is set to return from five weeks out with an ankle injury in Saturday night's clash with Cronulla.

Henry asked for patience with Hayne, saying he would need time to find his feet when he finally returns after being restricted to eight games since his NRL comeback.

"Everyone expects Jarryd to come out and be the player of the match and do something special," the Titans coach said.

"He is heavily scrutinised every time he plays and he has high expectations.

"But he hasn't been able to settle into any rhythm here.

"My expectation is that he will have a solid game (on Saturday night) and that will do."

Henry said he would consider either Hayne replacing Tyrone Roberts at fullback, slotting into centre or using him off the bench against the Sharks.

"In the centres he won't need to cover as much ground as a fullback. That will be an issue for him considering he has spent a lot of time off his legs," Henry said.

"We may have to be a bit creative there."

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