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Former Blue: Jarryd Hayne a ‘bit selfish’

Sporting News logo Sporting News 22/06/2017

Jarryd Hayne of the Blues reacts as he runs onto the field during game two of the State Of Origin series. © Matt King/Getty Images Jarryd Hayne of the Blues reacts as he runs onto the field during game two of the State Of Origin series. Former NSW centre Ryan Girdler has labelled Jarryd Hayne ‘selfish’ after the Blues superstar was guilty of crucial errors in Wednesday’s 18-16 loss to Queensland.

Hayne has been a standout performer for the Blues since making his debut in 2007 and was instrumental in their most recent series victory in 2014.

He scored his 11th Origin try to equal Michael O’Connor as the Blues’ all-time leading try scorer on Wednesday night as the Blues built a 16-6 half-time lead.

But the former San Francisco 49er also coughed up crucial errors, including an ill-advised flick pass in the second half that didn’t go down well with Blues fans and former players including Girdler.

© Provided by Sportal com au “He started the game well but came up with a couple of really poor plays at the back end of the half so you’re probably looking at a six or seven out-of-10 for Jarryd,” Girdler told Triple M when asked to rate the Hayne Plane's performance.

“There were a couple of crucial ones too. He was a little bit selfish there where he tried to come up with the big play at the wrong time.

“And he’s an experienced guy now and if it’s not coming through your halves at some point, there’s other players within your team that need to grab hold and take some ownership and make sure that you get to the end of your set and you get those kicks away.

“So I thought he could have been better in those areas.”

Girdler’s comments follow reports from Sporting News Australia’s The Lurker that Gold Coast Titans team-mates have become tired of Hayne’s attitude and are considering making a formal complaint to management about their superstar full-back.

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