One Of The Best Rugby Players In The World Is Quitting His Team For The NFL

Jarryd Hayne is a 26-year-old rugby superstar, and while he isn't a household name in the United States, he's Rugby League's answer to Calvin Johnson or Peyton Manning. A long-time admirer of the NFL, Hayne is quitting his Australian team, the Parramatta Eels, and will travel to America to try to make his mark in American Football.

Hayne already has some support in NFL circles - he's friends with Reggie Bush, who thinks his skills would translate well, and he recently visited the Seattle Seahawks facility on a tour of North America.

Interested in seeing Hayne in action? Here's a highlight reel of him playing in an Australian All-Star tournament:


The news of Hayne's move was first reported by Buzz Rothfeld of Australia's Daily Telegraph. To see how big this news is down under, just take a look at the Telegraph's homepage.

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