Jarryd Hayne is already eyeing his next career move, and it's one of biblical proportions!
Ignoring all other questions from the media, Hayne loudly proclaimed that he was the son of god, stating "When you read the bible you realise everyone hated Jesus. You also realise Jesus was the world's best cross-code athlete who was inspired by his childhood dreams. Put two and two together and that's pretty much me. I'm officially the second coming of the great man. Haters gonna hate, you know what I mean?"
After kicking a winning field goal in golden point in Round 23 against the West Tigers, Titan's coach, Neil Henry, has reluctantly supported the 28-year old, stating "He certainly is a... err... special sort of player. That's all I'm willing to say on the matter", before quickly leaving the room.
Hayne was recently helped off the field in the 65th minute of the Titan's 26-6 win against the Newcastle Knights last Saturday afternoon after suffering a head knock. Unsurprisingly, NRL officials have ordered an immediate review of concussion testing following his announcement and the Gold Coast's highest paid player is facing an uphill battle to prove his fitness.
However, the dual international is going to great lengths to back up his claim he is in fact Jesus Christ, in an effort to play next match against the Penrith Panthers. Hayne was allegedly caught trying to turn the Titan's water cooler into wine at a recent training session, after being enthusiastically encouraged by Gold Coast co-captain, Greg Bird. It is understood the former NSW Origin representative has escaped without any disciplinary charges.
Titan's team doctors have also come under fire after he reportedly performed a faith healing of injured hooker, Matt Srama's, ruptured ACL, a revolutionary procedure Hayne learnt while travelling through the southern states of the USA. Sadly, his best efforts were unsuccessful and Srama is now considering legal action against all parties involved.
Speaking from the Vatican, Australian cardinal, George Pell, has cast doubt on Hayne's claims, stating "I want to make it perfectly clear that Jarryd is not the Saviour reborn. Our records show Jesus had the ability to easily make the Fiji Rugby Sevens' Olympic squad. He also certainly would have locked down a starting berth at the San Francisco 49ers were he still around today, so there's no chance Hayne can be the son of god. Praise the Lord almighty."
When informed Jesus Christ sold all his worldly possessions and gave away everything to the poor, Hayne immediately backtracked and claimed it was actually his childhood dream to be an investment banker.