Jarryd Hayne

Arthur stands by Hayne in time of need

Both in his return to the Parramatta Eels and clearing his name amid rape accusations set for a Santa Clara courthouse in April.

When he signed with the Eels just over a month ago, the most common question asked was whether he would be the same player again.

Now there are far more pressing concerns at play, with some wondering if he will ever be the same person again.

Not many would have done what Jarryd Hayne and the Eels orchestrated on the first day of his second coming on Wednesday.

Hayne to defend rape allegation

Hayne declined to answer questions on the December 2015 matter when he fronted the media after returning to NRL club Parramatta on Wednesday for the first time since 2014.

His lawyers later revealed in a statement that he had made contact with the plaintiff, while Hayne said he had told his US legal representatives to have the matter resolved "as quick as possible" after it was revealed a civil suit had been launched last month.

"I confirm that I unequivocally and vehemently deny the allegations made against me and I will be vigorously defending the matter," Hayne said.

Norman happy with Hayne homecoming

Speaking from the Eels’ pre-season camp in Alice Springs, Norman backed the club’s decision to sign Hayne and is confident the guidance of coach Brad Arthur will provide the one-time Parramatta poster boy with the ideal environment to rediscover his mojo.

“I got the opportunity to play with him in 2014 and had a great year that year,” Norman told NRL.com after training in the Northern Territory.

“I know he hasn’t had the best 18 months ... but I think he’s coming back here to really get a bit of credibility back. He’s only on a one-year deal and he did take a big pay cut.

Hayne 'didn't fit in' at Titans: Friend

Following Thursday's announcement that Hayne and the Titans have parted ways, Gold Coast now have the salary cap space to target a quality fullback. Friend suggested the club look within to find a replacement.

Titans have 'no regrets' over Hayne

Annesley said he met Hayne early on Thursday where he expressed his desire to return to Western Sydney to be near his wider family and friends.

The Titans granted a release, which is effective immediately, and Hayne is expected to return to his former club Parramatta Eels although no deal has been done.

Annesley said he did not feel let down by Hayne’s decision despite not serving his full two-year contract.

“I am firmly of the view that you can have contracts and sign all sorts of things but you really need to have people’s hearts and minds involved,” he said.

Superstar Hayne happiest with Fiji

The Fiji five-eighth backed the call of Tonga prop Andrew Fifita to have a combined Pacific Islands side included in future Four Nations tournaments, against New Zealand, Australia and England.

Hayne and Fifita were part of the Kangaroos team that won the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and are now among players from, so-called, tier-one nations opting to play for their country of heritage. Fifita said a team comprising Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa players would be a match for anyone and Hayne's a believer too.

Eels deal to bring Hayne home

NRL.com understands the Eels are open to welcoming him back – but only on their terms. Those terms are likely to be a take-it-or-leave-it $500,000 one-year deal that would mean Hayne would sacrifice at least half a million dollars if he chooses to walk out on the Titans to rejoin his old team.

Hayne wants out - report

Hayne is said to want a release from the final year of his NZ$1.3 million Titans contract for personal reasons, but has yet to inform the club of his intentions.

It's the latest twist in his tumultuous stint on the holiday strip after his much-publicised feud with Neil Henry. That stoush ultimately cost the coach his job, sacked with a year remaining on his contract.

The 29-year-old has only been on the Gold Coast for 15 months, after he returned from overseas stints in the NFL and rugby sevens.

Hayne equals RLWC all-time try-scoring record

Hayne was instrumental in Fiji’s win, having a hand in most of the Bati’s 11 tries and leading the way in both attack and defence.

His 46th minute try took the star five-eighth try scoring tally in three World Cups with Fiji and Australia to 13, equalling the record held by the legendary Bob Fulton since 1975.

Hayne’s 13 tries include nine for Australia and four for Fiji.

Hayne among NRL stars in Fiji squad

Naiqama will captain the squad, which also includes Ashton and Korbin Sims, Taane Milne and Jacob Saifiti.