Jarryd Hayne is held up by the Tigers
Jarryd Hayne is held up by the Tigers Mark Kolbe

Jarryd Hayne promises a better 2018 for Titans

POLARISING Gold Coast marquee Jarryd Hayne has declared he will have a bigger impact for the Titans in 2018 after another lacklustre performance at the weekend.

Hayne showed glimpses of his magical best during the middle phase of the year but has slumped in parallel with the team's six-match losing streak and the saga involving him and axed coach Neil Henry.

Against the Bulldogs on Saturday, the biggest marks he made on the contest were two second-half blunders.

An awful kick out on the full sent Cbus Super Stadium into a chorus of jeers before he threw a wayward cutout pass to departing stalwart William Zillman that travelled metres forward.

"It's always tough when you're chasing points ... a couple of times there I kind of had to make a play that wasn't to be," Hayne said.

When asked if he had delivered the impact he wanted to have on this season, the high-profile fullback softened the blow across the entire squad.

"It's a team effort," said Hayne, who despite another week in the spotlight was still willing to engage with fans and the media post-game.

"As a whole squad we probably haven't achieved what we wanted to achieve at the start of the year. It doesn't matter what kind of individuals you have in your team, it's all about everyone banding together and sticking to the process."

 

Hayne said the Titans can build on their second half against the Bulldogs - their best 40 minutes for some time - against the high-flying Roosters.

Drawing on his observations from the back, he believes the one percenters such as slowing down the ruck are where the team must lift to regain confidence.

Hayne meanwhile reiterated that it is "pretty obvious" his World Cup action will be in Fiji colours, with Australian selection appearing increasingly unlikely.

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