Hayne hopes to re­gain form with Fiji

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

JAR­RYD Hayne says he will use his time with Fiji to re­dis­cover him­self af­ter claim­ing he had “lost his way” fol­low­ing a tu­mul­tuous end of the sea­son with the Gold Coast.

Hayne’s fall­out with for­mer coach Neil Henry rather than the star’s on- field per­for­mances dom­i­nated head­lines in the fi­nal months of the sea­son.

Henry was even­tu­ally sacked fol­low­ing the sour­ing of their re­la­tion­ship.

Just as Fiji gave him a spir­i­tual dis­cov­ery when he first turned out for them in the 2008 World Cup, Hayne was hop­ing that his on­field per­for­mances would al­low him to re­dis­cover his best form. “I al­ways en­joyed my footy,” Hayne said.

“The back end of the year is def­i­nitely tough and I lost my way a lit­tle bit. It’s dis­ap­point­ing how I fin­ished the sea­son, it’s very re­fresh­ing to come back in here.

“In a sense you could prob­a­bly say that ( this will help me find my­self) and it’s al­ways a bless­ing.”

Hayne will turn out for Fiji against Aus­tralia to­day de­spite star­ring for the Kan­ga­roos in their 2013 World Cup tri­umph.

Jar­ryd Hayne.

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