James excited to play with Hayne
Aquis Titans co-captain Ryan James said the signing of Jarryd Hayne has given the side an enormous boost ahead of tomorrow’s clash with the New Zealand Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium.
At today’s captain’s run, James said it is great that the Titans have been able to bolster their squad with a player of his calibre.
“We had a great squad and he’s (Hayne) just made it even better. If we can use our squad to its full potential, I think we will be pushing towards the top-eight at the end of the year,” he said.
“Where he has been and the athlete that he is, watching his footwork is phenomenal. He is that player that people want to play with and if we can get him out there this week, I’m happy to play with him.
“It’s been pretty surreal, I followed his journey pretty closely and to have him here for us, you have to pinch yourself because you see him on TV and headlines all the time, it’s great for us a club and better for us to grow as a brand.”
James said the team has also been boosted by reports of a bumper home-crowd and is hopeful the boys will thrive on their support.
“If we could get this stadium full it’s going to be great for the team because if we get great support behind us it’s definitely going to help us,” he said.
“We know it is an important game for us, we are sitting on 23 points and this is the part of the season where games are a must win and if we can get a great home crowd it will definitely help.”
The Titans will be looking to come away with the two-competition points as they make their charge into their first finals series since 2010.
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