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    Jarryd Hayne quits NRL for NFL?

    Parramatta Eel Jarryd Hayne quits Kangaroos and is headed to America to trial for the NFL

    Phil Rothfield EXCLUSIVE
    The Daily Telegraph
    October 15, 2014 10:35AM

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    Jarryd Hayne is set to try his luck in the NFL.

    Jarryd Hayne is set to try his luck in the NFL. Source: Liam Driver / News Corp Australia

    DALLY M champion Jarryd Hayne is to quit the NRL and switch to NFL in the United States.

    The Parramatta Eels superstar has withdrawn from Australia’s Four Nations squad in a bombshell announcement and released a statement on the club’s website.

    “For the past 24 months I’ve been thinking about having a crack in the NFL, and over the last 12 months I’ve been seriously considering it,” the statement read.

    “Today I can officially announce that I will be heading to the United States to pursue an opportunity to play American Football.

    “I will be withdrawing from the Kangaroos Four Nations side immediately, and accepting a conditional release from the Eels to make the move overseas.

    “The reason I didn’t make this decision any earlier was because of the part I played in getting Brad to the club and the way we finished the season. I felt I owed the Club one more year and I gave it everything I could.

    “It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and at my age, this is my one and only chance at having a crack at playing there.”

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    His move is a major blow to the NRL following the loss of Sam Burgess and Sonny Bill Williams.

    It is understood Parramatta was only informed of his decision last night.

    Hayne was recently in the United States to look at NFL facilities at the Seatlle Seahawks on a study trip with the Eels

    He returned home on the day of the Dally M Awards.

    The Daily Telegraph informed Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens of the decision this morning.

    “You’re kidding me,” said coach Tim Sheens.

    “That’s news to me. I’m shocked he didn’t say anything.”

    Jarryd Hayne tackled by Jamie Lyon and Daly Cherry-Evans during the Parramatta Eels v Man

    Jarryd Hayne tackled by Jamie Lyon and Daly Cherry-Evans during the Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles NRL round 24 game at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta. pic Mark Evans Source: News Corp Australia

    Only last week Hayne denied the move to The Daily Telegraph’s Matty Johns.

    “I was interviewing Jarryd on radio,” Johns said, “and he kept saying NFL instead of NRL.

    “I asked him about rumour he’d been trialling in Seattle but he denied it and said he was just checking out facilities.

    “Good luck to him – I hope it goes well.”

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-...6ea0a65c6ff94b

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    Man, that came out of the Blue? A week is a long time in politics, it's even longer in the NRL!!!!

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    A couple of the AFL boys have gone over there and played for the NFL. Will be interesting to see how he goes.

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    Will be curious how this pans out. No doubt he's a athelete.

    LOL at my poor suffering parra supporters I know - they'll be crying today and next season.
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    I'd be quite agitated if I were a Parra supporter. I'd say he's one of my favourite players to watch and one of the best players of our times - if anyone can succeed there it would be him.

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