The battle for Jarryd Hayne’s talent is heating up in Rugby League circles. He only left his gridiron club, the 49ers two days ago, and is already receiving offers from four NRL clubs.
Damon Ryan reports.
Everyone in the NRL it seems wants Hayne.
The Titans, Dragons, and Tigers have joined the Knights in the chase for the former Parramatta player.
But on the other side of the world the San Fransico 49ers’ Head Coach Chip Kelly is not sure why he left them.
Apparently he still stood a good chance of making the team.
Kelly was impressed by Hayne’s ability to learn his offence system.
Chip Kelly, 49ers Head Coach: “Yeah I was surprised, but I understood it. You know, it’s a chance to compete in the Olympics. Pretty cool thing for him to be a part of.”
On the other hand Hayne’s chances of making the Fijian Rugby 7’s team have been questioned.
Some say he won’t be ready in time for the Olympics.
And in Brazil at the moment surfer Tyler Wright has beaten Sally Fitzgibbon in an all-Australian final at the Oi Rio Pro.
Tyler’s big cuts and smooth rhythm drew the highest points.
Tyler Wright, Oi Rio Pro Winner: “I think the most challenging full stop. Any event, any final. Like you’re out the back and then all of a sudden you’re just in deep water on the sand.”
Tyler has now won three of the first four events in this year’s tour.
Meanwhile surfers looking for bigger waves have found them in Western Australia.
They’ve been riding six and a half metre giants at one well known surfing spot.
Damon Ryan, QUT News.