He mightn’t be the unstoppable force that he once was, but Jarryd Hayne remains the Eels’ best player, at that looks like being enough to earn him a new deal.
According to nrl.com, the Eels intend to offer Hayne a new contract for next year, with Parramatta coach Brad Arthur saying that “he knows we want him”.
That puts the ball firmly in Hayne’s court, who’s yet to publicly announce whether or not he even plans on playing rugby league next year, let alone remaining in the NRL.
Should he decide to stay though, at least he knows he’ll have a home at the Eels.
Hayne has played 211 first grade games for the Eels and Titans, 23 Origins for New South Wales, 11 Tests for Australia, and 10 Tests for Fiji.