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Hayne tight-lipped over Titans future as D-Day arrives

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The mystery surrounding the future of Jarryd Hayne continued on Wednesday night, with the star refusing to give an answer on whether he had decided to take up the option to remain at the Titans next year.

An hour before the deadline expired for Hayne to take up the $1.2 million option, the NSW centre remained coy on his future – despite admitting he had made a decision the day before Origin I.

It’s expected that the Gold Coast Titans will announce Hayne is staying on the Gold Coast next year, but Hayne was keen to keep building the suspense when asked after Wednesday night’s victory over Queensland at Suncorp Stadium.

“I’ll have a couple more beers and see how we go ay?,” Hayne joked after the game when asked about the decision on his future.

“The Titans will put out an announcement tomorrow (Thursdsay). I want to give them the respect to put that announcement out and we’ll go from there. You’ll have to find out tomorrow. Make sure you have your phone on you.”

Hayne, who scored a try in his return to the Origin arena for the first time since 2014, is expected to remain at the Titans given a shortage of interest from rival NRL clubs for his services.

He admits he’s comfortable with the decision he’s reached, despite an unwillingness to share that information.

“During the week I wanted to sort it out and what not,” Hayne said.

“Once we make the announcement, I will go into a bit more detail into it. I’m pretty laid back but then I got told we had a timeline, so I was like ‘yeah, sweet’. You’ll find out tomorrow [what I’m doing].”

While James Tedesco and Andrew Fifita stole the show for NSW, Hayne also impressed in his return to the Blues.

“He’s a special player,” NSW coach Laurie Daley said.

“We knew he would come up with those special moments.”

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