Haas makes raw admission after brutal booing

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Payne Haas was visibly shaken.

Roughly 48 hours aft his campy requested an contiguous merchandise from Brisbane arsenic declaration negotiations exploded, Broncos fans booed the megastar prop relentlessly successful his archetypal crippled since the ordeal.

As the 22-year-old stood astatine the centre of Suncorp Stadium and chatted to Broncos manager and erstwhile Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer connected Nine's post-match coverage, helium made a earthy admission.

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Payne Haas made a candid admittance aft copping a barrage of boos from Broncos fans during the clash with the Titans. (Scott David/NRL Imagery)

"I'm usually not 1 to get rattled, but erstwhile I heard the boos coming retired contiguous (and) erstwhile I got onto the shot it rattled maine a bit," Haas said connected Friday night.

"But I had to constitute myself and conscionable enactment successful the crippled and bash my occupation for the team."

Lockyer, wearing a flimsy grin, offered Haas assurance.

"That'll dice down, that'll dice down," helium said.

Haas was deed with a chorus of boos from Broncos supporters each clip helium touched the ball, arsenic good arsenic erstwhile helium returned from the seat successful the 51st minute.

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Haas produced a typically instrumental performance, producing 128 tally metres and 26 tackles successful a 35-24 comeback win.

The New South Welshman besides inspired his teammates with a mighty antiaircraft play successful the 52nd minute, dragging Gold Coast fullback Jayden Campbell backmost into the Titans' in-goal country to unit a drop-out.

Moments earlier, Manly large Paul Vautin had launched a passionate defence of Haas.

"I privation they'd halt booing Payne Haas," Vautin said.

"I mean, honestly. He and his (management) squad made a large mistake, but you know, he's playing his bosom retired for you, fans. Just driblet off."

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Cowboys fable Johnathan Thurston said the booing indispensable person near Haas "hurting".

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When Broncos manager Kevin Walters was asked astir the frosty reception, helium drew attraction to a colourful infinitesimal involving Queensland State of Origin skipper Daly Cherry-Evans.

The Maroons skipper was booed by Queensland fans arsenic helium addressed the Cbus Super Stadium assemblage aft crippled 3 of the 2021 Origin series.

It's not known if Cherry-Evans was booed due to the fact that of Queensland's bid decision oregon his infamous declaration backflip connected the Titans successful 2015, but helium was booed by the Maroons faithful nonetheless.

"DCE has travel present earlier playing for Queensland and got booed," Walters said arsenic Kurt Capewell, filling successful arsenic Broncos captain, chimed in.

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"We emotion our fans; they're passionate," Capewell said with a laugh.

"We weren't excessively disquieted astir it astatine all.

"We evidently knew it was happening.

"Payno wrote america a connection and said, 'Boys, I'm afloat committed to you guys. Let's spell retired and get the triumph this weekend', and we done the job.

"He's afloat committed to the game. Did you spot his efforts tonight? You archer maine if he's afloat committed."

Haas is contracted to the Broncos until the extremity of 2024 and is earning astir $800,000 a year, but he's insistent connected becoming a $1 cardinal player.

He's expected to enactment up for New South Wales successful crippled 1 of the Origin bid successful Sydney connected June 8.

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