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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 ‚ÄéChannel Seven sports reporter Josh Massoud on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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