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NRL reject bikie's offer to talk: report

AAP logoAAP 14/09/2016

The NRL have reportedly knocked back an offer from the bikie at the centre of the Jarryd Hayne controversy to be interviewed.

The NRL will meet with Hayne and potentially other Gold Coast players but won't talk to former under-20s player and now accused standover man Chris Bloomfield, according to News Corp Australia.

"At this stage that is the scope of the NRL's inquiries," a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday night.

The NRL has also moved quickly to defend the Titans club, who were forced to overcome a number of dramas early last year before being taken over by the league.

"The Titans have had a highly successful year and the club's image should not be smeared by an incident where it appears there has been no breach of the law," the spokesman continued.

"The Titans are a proud club with strong governance who are making a real difference within their community.

"An incident of this nature should not overshadow the very positive year the club has had on and off the field."

The Titans posted a message to their fans on the club's website on Thursday, backing the NRL's support of the club.

"We appreciate this support from our governing body," it read.

"Once again we greatly appreciate the support we have received from our members, fans, corporate partners, plus the business and public community of the Gold Coast and beyond."

They also reiterated their stance that they would support an integrity unit investigation into the matter.

"The Titans, through an official statement released to the media on Tuesday, has at all times been very transparent in dealing with this matter," the message read.

"We have conducted inquiries and announced the our understanding of the background, our view on the matter and an explanation of events.

"Any further inquiry by the NRL Integrity Unit will be conducted with our full support."

Bloomfield is believed to have been partying with the Titans at a private function at the Gold Coast Turf Club at their end-of-season drinks on Saturday.

He then posted the infamous video with Jarryd Hayne onto social media, which included his claims Hayne had given him $5000 worth of cash

Hayne has since denied those claims, and stated he did not know Bloomfield prior to the day, or his history when he was in the video.

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