JARRYD Hayne won’t fit Parramatta’s new style of play, according to NRL legend Matty Johns.
Despite denials from Hayne, rumours continue to swirl regarding his playing future at Gold Coast following reports that he was looking to move back to Sydney in 2018 to be closer to his daughter.
The former Australia Test representative has one year remaining on his hefty contract at the Titans, with coach Garth Brennan saying on Friday he’d only consider releasing Hayne on compassionate grounds.
Should Hayne leave the Titans, he’s been strongly linked with a return to the Eels.
Speaking to Triple M’s Grill Team, Johns questioned who’s decision it would ultimately be to bring Hayne back to his former club.
“When you have a look at the sort of side that Brad Arthur has assembled and they style of football they play, it doesn’t really fit the Hayne style.
“Is (Hayne) a one these days or is he a six?
“You have a look at the spine, there’s Corey Norman and Mitchell Moses, lock them in.
“Bevan French, who can play fullback but could probably play wing.
“But you’ve got Clint Gutherson, who was one of the most outstanding players in the competition until he did his knee.
“So where does he (Hayne) play?”
With a backline stacked with talent, Johns’ Grill Team co-host Mark Geyer also couldn’t see Hayne slotting back in.
“How does he fit into the puzzle with Moses, Norman, Gutherson, French, Takarangi and Jennings in the centres?” Geyer asked.