Parramatta Eels legend Nathan Hindmarsh would prefer to see former teammate Jarryd Hayne trotting out for St George Illawarra or Wests Tigers rather than French rugby if an agreement can’t be done between Hayne and Parramatta.
Speaking to NSWRL.com.au, Hindmarsh’s first preference was to see Hayne finish his career at the Eels.
“I hope the game doesn’t lose him to French rugby, I hope another NRL side can pick him up if he doesn’t stay at Parramatta,” Hindmarsh said.
“He did have an outstanding back end of the year this year so I’d like to see him remain at the club – not just for the team itself but for Haynesey as well. It’s coming down to his last few years to remain at the club and finish up at the club he started at which would be great for him.
“But in saying that the old saying you’ve got to make hay while the sun shines, if he happens to go to French rugby all the best for him there.”
Wests Tigers are in more need for a fullback with the Dragons boasting Matt Dufty but Hayne has proven his worth playing anywhere from fullback to the halves.