A little-known Gold Coast Titans dummy-half named Aaron Booth has become a source of support for Nicho Hynes as he tries to overcome his post-Origin struggles. Hynes revealed that Booth helped him forget about his on-field troubles during a visit to the Gold Coast a few weeks ago. Following a tough Origin series that saw Hynes play out of position in Adelaide and struggle upon his return to the NRL, the bye week provided a much-needed respite for him. Booth, who previously lived with Hynes in Mackay and played alongside him at the Melbourne Storm, suffered a knee injury last year and is currently off-contract with the Titans. Despite his own setbacks, Booth tried to uplift his friend and has been a constant presence in Hynes’ life.
Hynes spoke highly of his relationship with Booth, emphasizing their shared experiences and understanding of each other’s highs and lows. The time spent together in Mackay and Melbourne has forged a deep bond between them. Hynes mentioned playing in Booth’s NRL debut game and expressed his gratitude for having someone so supportive in his life. Visiting Booth and listening to his own challenges as an assistant coach with the Titans‘ NRLW team allowed Hynes to momentarily shift his focus away from his own struggles and find solace in their friendship.
Booth himself expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to be there for Hynes, even on Queensland turf. He commended Hynes for remaining true to himself despite the disappointment of being dropped from the Blues for Origin II. Booth and his partner have a close relationship with Hynes, as they all previously lived together. They relished the chance to reconnect as friends rather than just fellow football players, enjoying simple activities like going to the beach and having coffee together.
Booth was unable to attend Hynes’ game in Adelaide due to prior commitments with the NRLW, but he presented Hynes with his Origin jersey in Sydney. He made it clear that he would be present in Sydney if Hynes gets selected again, expressing his belief in Hynes’ deserving of another opportunity. Despite their geographical separation, Booth remains a constant source of support for Hynes, reminding him that their friendship extends beyond the confines of the rugby league world.
In conclusion, Aaron Booth’s presence in Nicho Hynes‘ life has been instrumental in helping the Melbourne Storm star cope with his post-Origin struggles. The two friends share a strong bond and have been through numerous ups and downs together. Booth’s consistent support and understanding have provided Hynes with the reassurance and motivation he needs to regain his form and potentially earn another shot at representing his state in the future.