Titans have a flight plan for Hayne Plane
IT is up to a rookie halves combination to get the Hayne Plane motivated and back to his devastating best for the Gold Coast Titans.
Halfback Ashley Taylor believes he and five-eighth Kane Elgey, who have a combined total of 41 NRL games between them, are set to play key roles in getting Jarryd Hayne's mind and hunger reinvigorated.
"Being halves we have to get our fullback involved, we've got to get our fullback into the game and get him running with our (team) shape," Taylor said.
"As long as he's willing to be out there as (part of) a team and not as an individual I'm sure we can work well."
Taylor was speaking after Hayne took to Twitter to deny he was fined by the Titans for having a bad attitude.
Instead, Hayne said the fine was for heading to Sydney for treatment without the permission of coach Neil Henry.
In a series of cryptic tweets late on Sunday night, Hayne confirmed the fine but insisted he was given the all clear to fly south by one of the team's co-captains - Ryan James or Kevin Proctor.
However, in reference to a quote from an unnamed source in a report about his fine, Hayne tweeted: "Loose lips sinks ships!"
"Was meant to be cap sess. Captain said was ok 4me 2get treatment in syd! Coach found out and fined me. Media will milk it!!!!"
Hayne, with 183 NRL games, 12 Tests and 20 NSW games, was widely criticised for at times looking disinterested as the Titans lost 32-18 to the Roosters on Saturday.
Titans forward Agnatius Paasi said the playing group had asked Hayne to spend more time with the rest of the players.
Taylor declined to comment on whether Hayne had been fined by the club for travelling to Sydney.
"I think that's all internal for us," Taylor said. "For his actions the leadership group came up with a consequence and he's had to suffer it.
"There's no bad blood, it's all good. The boys are happy with it. They've given him his consequences for what he has done so it's all on board.
"Whatever has been said to him has happened and we just have to move on from it.
"It happened a while ago, not overnight, and it has just come out in the media."
Asked for his thoughts on whether Hayne wanted to be a part of the Titans, Taylor said: "I think he does. Obviously he has had a tough pre-season and it has hurt him a lot.
"And I'm sure he loves us boys. He gets around like he loves this club and that's all we can make of it."
Hayne was at the Titans' recovery session at Parkwood on Monday but spent the entire time in a treatment room.