Neil Henry sacked as Gold Coast Titans coach

Brunilde Fioravanti
Agosto 21, 2017

The news comes as the final straw of a long, disappointing and overall underwhelming campaign for the Titans who entered the 2017 NRL season as favourites to make the top eight and have an impact on the final series, but end the year with a whimper, a feud between Neil Henry and the club's star player Jarryd Hayne and the loss of a major sponsor.

It was revealed earlier this month that Henry did not want the Titans to recruit Hayne past year.

Proctor backed Henry to remain in the role, while his forwards partner Wallace argued all the noise around the coach's fallout with the playing group is unsubstantiated.

"Our bad performances have been backlashing on him and he doesn't deserve it".

However, Henry had reportedly lost the support of other key players. "We obviously have great empathy for Neil and it was probably the toughest thing I've had to do at this club", Annesley said.

Wallace believes the club can function effectively with both Hayne and Henry on deck next season.

Proctor and fellow leaders Ryan James and Nathan Peats met with club boss Graham Annesley last week to vouch for the coach in a meeting he said was not pushed on them.

The meeting came after Hayne declared he would leave the club if the coach wanted him gone, despite signing a $1.2 million contract to play in 2018.

The New Zealand global said replacing Henry was not the answer, despite the side being in the midst of a five-game losing streak.

"A new coach means we'd have to start from the bottom again to do that rebuilding phase again. we're backing him and hoping for a positive result".

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