Australian’s Jarryd Hayne goes from Rugby to the US NFL

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Australian's Jarryd Hayne goes from Rugby to the US NFL.00_01_34_18.Still002

When the San Francisco 49ers take the field this weekend, one of the team’s newest members will complete a long and unusual journey.

Jarryd Hayne is the first athlete to go from Australia’s National Rugby League to the National Football League. CCTV’s Greg Navarro filed this report.

Australian\'s Jarryd Hayne goes from Rugby to the US NFL

Australian\'s Jarryd Hayne goes from Rugby to the US NFL

When the San Francisco 49ers take the field this weekend, one of the team's newest members will complete a long and unusual journey. Jarryd Hayne is the first athlete to go from Australia's National Rugby League to the National Football League. CCTV's Greg Navarro filed this report.

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  • Last year, the 27 year old superstar shocked many people by announcing that he was leaving the NRL, and leaving Australia, to pursue a dream of playing in the NFL.
  • Like everything else Jarryd Hayne has tackled as an athlete, he quickly showed the NFL he was up for that challenge. The kid from Sydney was rewarded with a spot on the 49er’s final roster. Word back home spread quickly.