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Jarryd Hayne: Asian Pacific Islander going from Rugby MVP to NFL star

Jarryd Hayne was an Australian MVP Rugby player.  He is of Fujian and caucasian descent.

JARRYD Hayne all but locked in a roster spot at San Francisco with a spectacular all-round performance in the 49ers’ 23-6 preseason win against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium on Monday.

The Australian former rugby league player has captured the imagination of the sporting public Down Under after deciding to chase his dream of playing in the NFL. He backed up last week’s impressive debut with several huge plays.

Continue reading for all Hayne’s highlights from the game — including three gang-busting punt returns and a long run — and all the post-game reaction from his teammates and the man himself.

In the 2nd preseason game, Hayne again was the highlight reel maker leading the 49ers in rush yards and 3 big gains on punt returns.


for play-by-play of Hayne’s NFL preseason plays, Jarryd Hayne NFL: 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys 2015 | Live score, touchdowns & runs | Video.