Where would the media be without Jarryd Hayne?
Donald Trump may be the only person in the world that has filled more media space than Hayne since he made the decision to leave the Parramatta Eels to chase his NFL dream and the saga continues.
After missing on the Fijian Olympic Rugby Sevens team, Hayne is once again a free agent and there are clubs from right around the world that are bidding for his services!
Where will the Hayne Plane land? We now have a betting market that allows you to bet on the next club that Hayne plays with and there is plenty of value on offer!
Parramatta Eels ($1.75)
Can the Parramatta Eels take something from the season and finish the year by announcing the return of their prodigal son.
The majority of big names would want absolutely nothing to do with the Eels considering the state that they are in, but Hayne is used to playing for this underfire organisation and they now have the salary cap space required to pay for Hayne.
The only problem is that the New South Wales government has just sacked the Parramatta Eels board and the temporary administrator of the club Max Donnelly admits he has no idea what the Hayne situation is.
$1.75 could be a touch of unders.
Gold Coast Titans ($4.50)
This would be a franchise-changing signing and a good news story for a club that has had its fair share of bad luck over the years.
The Gold Coast Titans have made it very clear that they are keen on bringing Hayne to the Glitter Strip and it may not be as much of a stretch as it sounds.
The Titans have a good young outfit and the addition of Hayne could catapult them into genuine top four contenders, while Hayne strikes me as the type of bloke that can get around the Gold Coast lifestyle.
The secret talks between Hayne and the ARU have dominated the headlines in the past 24 hours.
Hayne was caught leaving a meeting with Australian Rugby supremo Bill Pulver and all the speculation is that the ARU are keen to sign Hayne to play for the Waratahs in Super Rugby next season – why would the ARU help one of their other battling franchises?
The only problem with this is that Hayne is not able to represent the Wallabies due to his Fijian Sevens flirtation and this would likely be a colossal waste of money that the ARU really can’t afford.
St George Illawarra Dragons ($8)
The St George Illawarra Dragons have made it very clear that they are keen to sign Hayne, but it really doesn’t look like the best fit.
The Dragons already have a pretty handy fullback in the form of Josh Dugan and they are not really a side that is building towards a premiership.
This seems highly unlikely.
Sydney Roosters ($8)
The Sydney Roosters freed up a great deal of salary cap space in the off-season with the view of luring Hayne back to the NRL, but they revealed earlier this year that they were out of the hunt.
I’m not sure that I am prepared to take them at their word.
The Roosters have made a habit throughout the modern era of swooping late to sign the big names and it really wouldn’t surprise me if Hayne ended up in the tricolours.
The $8 on offer might be worth a gamble!
Wigan Warriors ($10)
Is Hayne’s latest dream to win a Super League Premiership?
Wigan are right in the premiership hunt and Hayne would likely propel them to another Super League title, but it is tough to see Hayne slumming it in the North of England.
Clermont Auvergne ($13)
It has become increasingly clear over the past decade that French Rugby Union clubs have a tonne of money and they are happy to spend it on Australian players.
Hayne would make an absolute packet, but there are surely better options for the Hayne Plane.
Cronulla Sharks ($13)
The Cronulla Sharks have done pretty well without Hayne this season and it is tough to see Hayne’s ego fitting in a dressing room that already includes Paul Gallen, Michael Ennis and Andrew Fifita.
Queensland Reds ($17)
The Queensland Reds are desperately in need of something to spark their franchise, but there is a big question mark over whether Hayne is the answer.
Outside of Berrick Barnes, the Reds haven’t had a great deal of success with rugby league recruits – Wendell Sailor, Clinton Schifcofske and Mark McLinden were all thoroughly average – and if any franchise is able to turn Hayne from a world beater into Quade Cooper it is the Reds.
GWS Giants ($41)
If Hayne’s latest dream is to win a AFL premiership this would not be the worst option…
Western Sydney Wanderers ($67)
Scott McDonald or Jarryd Hayne?
Tony Popovic has a tough decision on his hands in the lead-up to the next A-League season as he searches for a franchise player for the Wanderers.
I hear Hayne is a massive FIFA fan…
Newtown Jets ($81)
I would personally rather see Hayne sign with the North Sydney Bears, but if Hayne wanted to give back to rugby league it would be pretty special to see him in a Bluebags jumper!
Bondi Raiders ($101)
Hayne didn’t really cut it for the San Francisco 49er’s in the NFL, but I’m sure he would be a standout for the Bondi Raiders in the Gridiron New South Wales league.
I’m probably put somebody else on punt returns though…
South Darwin Rabbitohs ($101)
This would be a dream come true for Hayne as he could play both Rugby League and Rugby Union every single week!
Imagine the headlines in the NT News!
Even Turnbull is on board with South Darwin!
Fiji Bobsled Team ($126)
Hayne left his run too late to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still over 18 months away!
Hayne is just as fast Deric Bannock, he is as tough as Yul Brenner, he has the competitive spirit of Junior Bevil and the wit of Sanka Coffie.
All he needs is a lucky egg and an overweight coach and Hayne is on his way to Pyeongchang!