Jarryd Hayne (right) and Ashley Taylor (left) at Titans Headquarters at Parkwood on the Gold Coast
Jarryd Hayne (right) and Ashley Taylor (left) at Titans Headquarters at Parkwood on the Gold Coast DAVE HUNT

Titans crisis meeting fails to end Hayne-Henry feud

THE Neil Henry and Jarryd Hayne feud at the Titans will continue for another week after the Gold Coast stalled on ending the drama.

Titans powerbrokers could not decide what course of action to take during a three-hour meeting and will reconvene at a later date.

Henry and Hayne will go into the Gold Coast's clash against Parramatta on Thursday night not knowing whether they will still be wanted by the club the next week.

Titans CEO Graham Annesley and chair Rebecca Frizelle summoned Hayne and Henry to meetings on Monday after the saga came to a head when Hayne revealed Henry was not speaking to him and he would leave the club if not wanted anymore.

The situation escalated when board members Darryl Kelly and Trish Hogan appeared at Titans headquarters for the meeting but they could not reach a resolution.

"This is a really complex issue and not an easy one to resolve," Annesley said.

"It's broader than what might appear on the surface in relation to Jarryd and Neil.

"The board want to take a full amount of consideration into making any decision on what might happen going forward.

 

Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry at Titans Headquarters at Parkwood on the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Titans coach Neil Henry at Titans Headquarters at Parkwood on the Gold Coast DAVE HUNT

"The board adjourned the meeting and they will reconvene after they have taken full time to consider what options are available.

"The board will not be rushed into making a decision."

Hayne and Henry's relationship deteriorated over time before hitting rock bottom last week, prompting the coach to issue the club an ultimatum to choose between him and Hayne.

The feud first surfaced during the pre-season when Hayne skipped a training session to head to Sydney for personal treatment.

Hayne has not fit in with Henry's methods and cultural standards and the relationship struggled to improve over the course of the season.

Henry is also fighting for his future on the Gold Coast. After qualifying for last year's finals, the Titans are languishing in 14th spot on the ladder with three rounds to go.

News Corp Australia

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