Mal Meninga has slammed Jarryd Hayne following reports the fullback wants out at the Titans.
The Daily Telegraph reports Hayne is looking to leave the club and explore his options in his native Sydney.
It has been a tumultuous 18 months for Hayne since joining the Gold Coast culminating in former coach Neil Henry’s sacking on the back of a rift with the star fullback.
The 29-year-old recently triggered an option for 2018 when he is set to earn $1.2 million.
The Titans can ill afford such distractions as the NRL-owned club fights for survival after losing their major sponsor and having a consortium to buy the club fall over.
And Meninga didn’t hold back when asked what he thought of the latest Hayne fiasco.
“Honestly, I think he’s let the Titans down,” Meninga said at Kangaroos training ahead of their match against France.
“He hasn’t played well enough to do that. I think he needs to make sure that he stays at the club and plays the best he possibly can for them.
“They’re the ones who invested in him and he hasn’t invested back in the club.”
Meninga said Hayne’s role in Henry’s sacking made his expected walkout particularly difficult to stomach.
“Yeah, I agree with that. I think that’s pretty ordinary what happened there. That’s just my thoughts,” he said.
His partner and the mother of his child is said to be homesick prompting Hayne’s want to return home.