After breaking their finals drought in 2016 the Titans will commence their preparations for the 2017 season at their new base at Parkwood International from Thursday with Hayne's combination with young halves Elgey and Ashley Taylor seen as crucial to their chances of faring even better next year.
With Kiwi back-rower Kevin Proctor the latest high-profile signing to commit long-term to Gold Coast the Titans have assembled a roster worthy of being considered a genuine title threat in their 10th year in the NRL.
New recruits Kevin Proctor and Dan Sarginson will not join the squad until their commitments in the Four Nations have been completed with former Bronco Jarrod Wallace the most high-profile signing expected to front up for day one of pre-season.
With a forward pack now capable of rivalling any in the competition, Hayne says that it is up to the playmakers to form combinations over the next three months that put them in the best possible position come Round 1.
"A full pre-season is huge, not only physically to get the body in shape but also to play alongside Ash and Kane and Tyrone and 'Peatsy' being the halves combo and the spine," said Hayne, who will be completing his first full NRL pre-season in four years.
"That's really important and having us all back on the field for a good three months solid is going to be huge for us.
"The biggest thing for me is being around the spine and for us to really get going and get rolling.
"We are expecting a big year next year. We've got a lot going for us potentially but now it's about putting the runs on the board and that's going to start on Thursday with our first session back.
"Pre-season is never fun and no one really enjoys it but we know we need it. It's going to be a good couple of months ahead.
"Our forward pack is going to be up there with the best of them and there will be a lot of pressure on us outside backs. As long as we work as a unit, gel real well in the pre-season then the potential that we've got there is really good."