NRL welcomes Jarryd Hayne's return

The NRL said today it is delighted that Jarryd Hayne has agreed to terms with the Gold Coast Titans to return to the NRL.

CEO Todd Greenberg said Jarryd is one of the biggest drawcards in rugby league and his return will give the game a huge boost in the lead up to the finals series.

"Jarryd left rugby league with our support to pursue a dream – and I have no doubt the fans will be eager to see him return," Mr Greenberg said.

"In the end it was Jarryd’s decision but we certainly wanted to see him in the NRL rather than another code.

"It was also up to Jarryd to determine which club he joined and his decision to join the Titans will undoubtedly drive interest in the NRL on the Gold Coast."

Mr Greenberg said that, under the NRL rules, players could join an NRL club after June 30 as long as they were not switching from another club.  The decision required NRL approval which was given in this case in the best interests of the game.