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Jarryd Hayne’s success is bad news for the NRL

Jarryd Hayne (without helmet) in training with the 49ers. Photo: Skysports

Jarryd Hayne (without helmet) in training with the 49ers. Photo: Skysports

Congratulations to Jarryd Hayne for surviving cut after cut and making the San Francisco 49ers’ 53-man roster.

To have the wontons to quit a successful career in the NRL, relocate to the US and succeed in making a pro football team with nothing but desire and belief is an astonishing feat.

Hayne has proved all the naysayers wrong (I was one of them) and despite the happy words from NRL HQ, the success has sent shivers down their spines.

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Aussies cheer as Hayne wins 49ers spot

Jarryd Hayne of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after their NFL pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers at Levi's Stadium last Thursdayin Santa Clara, California (AFP Photo/Ezra Shaw)

Jarryd Hayne of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field after their NFL pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers at Levi’s Stadium last Thursday in Santa Clara, California (AFP Photo/Ezra Shaw)

Former Fiji Bati Jarryd Hayne was cheered by Fijians and Australians after he made the 53-man roster for the San Francisco 49ers for the 2015 season in the American National Football League.

Excitement has been building as the 27-year-old — who a year ago played his last match for Sydney-based Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League (NRL) — impressed in pre-season performances with the 49ers.

“This is a Housing Commission (public housing) kid from a single mum from Minto in Sydney, one of the poorest suburbs,” said ‎Channel Seven sports reporter Josh Massoud on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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