Henry told Titans to choose between him or Hayne
THE Gold Coast Titans have plunged into crisis following explosive revelations coach Neil Henry issued the club an ultimatum to choose between him and Jarryd Hayne.
The $ 2.4 million Hayne experiment is on the brink of collapse after the enigmatic fullback admitted he would quit the club if Henry did not want him there.
Hayne appears certain to exit, and in a dramatic twist, Henry is also fighting for his future on the Gold Coast unless he can smooth tensions with influential Titans figures.
Henry and Hayne will be summoned to meetings with club powerbrokers today in an attempt to bring an end to the drama.
Henry did not return calls yesterday, while Titans chief executive Graham Annesley declined to comment.
A special investigation has uncovered the extent of the Hayne- Henry feud, revealing anger, mistrust and lack of faith within the NRL club which has seen the Titans plummet into wooden spoon contention.
Multiple sources have veri- fied a frustrated Henry claimed the Titans must choose between him and Hayne during a fiery meeting with club hierarchy recently.
Other revelations from the investigation include:
• Titans management attempted to mediate the Henry- Hayne time bomb without success, prompting the coach to issue the ultimatum.
• Henry’s reluctance to deny reports he was against signing Hayne has angered Titans powerbrokers.
• Halfback Ashley Taylor is reluctant to commit to the Titans long- term while uncertainty is swirling around the club, opening the door for a rival to poach the rising star.
• Henry’s relationship with some players has crumbled over contract negotiations.