Posted: 1 September, 2015

Jarryd Hayne Reportedly Already In 53-Man Squad

All aboard the Hayne Plane!

There are reports surfacing that Jarryd Hayne has already be promised a place in the San Fransisco 49ers 53-man final squad.

NRL rumour mill The Mole has announced on twitter that supposedly, Jarryd Hayne has already broken the news to friends and family that he will be named in the final lineup this Sunday.



Unfortunately we won't have any official confirmation until this Sunday 6th of September, however, you could easily presume that this is either some great inside news or a very logical prediction.

This news comes off the back of Hayne making the first cut of the 75-man roster and the news that 49ers coach Jim Tomsula announcing "I've seen what I need to see."

"I feel very good about his abilities to field. I feel very good about his abilities to perform with a ball in his hands on special teams. The coverage parts of it? I’ve seen a lot of improvement there. The guy will fly down the field in those areas," said Tomusla.

"So, all of those things I’ve seen what I need to see. I think it’s been a great evaluation on him," he said.

Let us be the first to say it... Congratulations Jarryd!

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Posted: 31 August, 2015

Two Reasons Why Hayne Will Make the 53-Man Roster

49ers Insider tells us two reasons why the Jarryd Hayne will win the punt returner spot for the 49ers

Jarryd Hayne #38 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the bench against the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado Photo: Getty Images

After an impressive start to his NFL career, it's believed Jarryd Hayne will make the 49ers 53-man squad.

Cam Inman from the Bay Area News tells us two reasons why the former Parramatta player Jarryd Hayne will win the punt returner spot for the San Francisco 49ers.

"Jarryd does look natural at it. That's where he will best serve the team," said Inman, on Triple M's Grill Team.

"And the other reason is Reggie Bush is a great athlete and has been in the NFL for 10 years so he's got some 'wear on those tyres'.

"He hasn't returned punts in five years. He only shielded one and the second one he decided to let go over his head, which was a bad decision because it took a bad bounce and rather than pick it up he let it roll, [which] pinned the 49ers deep in their own territory. The [49ers] General Manager was sitting behind me and let me put it this way, he wasn't happy.

"So I think that bodes well for Jarryd's chances."

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Jarryd Hayne makes a punt return against Joe Don Duncan #42 of the Denver Broncos during preseason action in Denver Photo: Getty Images

Inman admits Hayne didn't have a huge game during the 49ers 19-12 loss to the Broncos on Sunday, but he didn't have to. The 49ers have a lot of options but he believes Hayne may be the best bet.

"There's another guy that returned punts last year for the 49ers and his name is Bruce Ellington. He was only a first year guy last year so he's going to make the cut again this year. They do have options besides Jarryd and Jarryd's [saying] 'you have all these options and I might be your best one'."

Jarryd Hayne will receive the most minutes in his NFL career against San Diego next on Friday, September 4.

It's believed he'll play more at Running Back, because he hasn't played in that position that much.

49ers Insider Cam Inman On Grill Team

Key Dates

Sept 1 - The roster will be cut to 75
Sept. 4 - 49ers play match against San Diego Chargers
Sept. 5 - The roster is cut to 53
Sept. 6 - Practice squad forms
Sept 14 -Regular season starts.

Hayne's 49ers vs Broncos

Jarryd Hayne was used sparingly in his third game for the San Francisco 49ers with some believing "he may have proved himself" already.

After not appearing in the first half Jarryd Hayne came on in the third quarter and made 10 yards with his first punt return followed by no gain from Running Back.

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Posted: 31 August, 2015

Rousey's Melbourne Fight

Ronda Rousey will fight fellow American Holly Holm at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne in November, rescheduled from Las Vegas in January

(Photo: Getty Images)

UPDATE, August 31, 2015:

The world's most marketable mixed martial arts fighter is coming to Australia.

Ronda Rousey, the undefeated bantamweight champion who has won every one of her 12 fights except one in the first round, will take on Holly Holm at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on November 14.

She will be the headline act for UFC 193, with Australian heavyweight Mark Hunt to take on Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva on the undercard.

Rousey and Holm were due to step into the octagon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on January 2, but UFC president Dana White announced the rescheduling on ESPN's SportsCenter in New York on Friday night.

"Rousey vs Holm is main event at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. We'll break all-time attendance record for an MMA event." tweeted White.

Holm is also undefeated at 9-0, but the 33-year-old New Mexico native has been tipped by MMA pundits to be another easy assignment for Rousey.

Rousey took 34 seconds to take down her last opponent Bethe Correia at the start of the month in Rio de Janeiro.

"Ronda Rousey was huge for us in Brazil," White said on ESPN.

"She was well received there, and it was just a phenomenal event. It did very well on pay-per-view here in the US and she's obviously a huge superstar for us.

"Australia's an important market for us, so were going to bring her out there in our first real big stadium show, and we know she'll break the record out there."

In 12 career wins, only Miesha Tate has gone past the first round.

In her last four fights, the 28-year-old Olympic bronze medalist has made quick work of Sara McMann (66 seconds), Alexis Davis (16 seconds), Cat Zingano (14 seconds) and Correia.

- AAP

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Posted by UFC on Friday, 28 August 2015

EARLIER, August 21, 2015:

Yesterday Triple M's Hot Breakfast broke the story that the UFC had officially confirmed Melbourne's Etihad Stadium as the venue for its blockbuster event.

UFC 193 may well set an all-time attendance record for Etihad Stadium with projections of up to 70,000 people.

There have been a lot of rumors about the event, especially about the sport's biggest name Ronda Rousey and whether she would attend the event.

Triple M's Seb Costello went to Tom Wright, director of operations for the UFC for an answer.

"I don't think that she's going to be on the card, but there's a chance she might even come down as a guest fighter," Wright told Triple M.

"That's what I'm going to be pushing for.

"She's probably not going to fight until early in 2016.

"That doesn't mean that she wouldn't come down and be part of what we think what we think will be a historic moment for the UFC."

Find out more about the UFC 193 announcement here.

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Posted: 30 August, 2015

Bart Cummings Passes Away Aged 87

One of the great racehorse trainers has passed away

James Bartholomew Cummings who was known as "Bart" and latterly the "Cups King" has passed away aged 87.

Cummings was a 12-time Melbourne Cup winning trainer and is widely regarded as the Australia's greatest horse trainer ever and a complete gentleman.

The achievements of Cummings are made even more amazing due to the fact he is allergic to both horses and hay. In 1991 Cummings was inducted in to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame after his ninth Cup victory and he added three more to that.

Cummings passed away peacefully in his sleep over the night and the tributes have poured in for the horseracing great who had over 1000 group 1 and stake victories.

 

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Posted: 30 August, 2015

Hayne Used Sparingly In Third Preseason Game

Jarryd Hayne plays less minutes but does well against Broncos

Jarryd Hayne was used sparingly in his third game for the San Francisco 49ers with some believing "he may have proved himself" already.

After not appearing in the first half Jarryd Hayne came on in the third quarter and made 10 yards with his first punt return followed by no gain from running back.

 

Early in the fourth quarter Hayne was found by quaterback Blaine Gabbert for an 18 yard catch and important first down.

 

 

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After a mightily impressive start to his NFL career Jarryd Hayne is preparing to take on the Broncos in his third game of NFL.

The San Francisco 49ers have travelled to Denver to take on the Broncos ni the penultimate game of preseason and Jarryd Hayne will be looking to impress yet again with many of the stars now in action.

Hayne has taken the world by storm after two standout performances so far against the Texans and Cowboys. Today will be a step up for the former Eel as he comes across a Broncos side including the likes of Peyton Manning.

Coach of the 49ers, Jim Tomsula, picks his 53 man roster for the 2015-16 season in just over a week and one more big performance from Hayne could guarantee his spot in the squad.

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Posted: 28 August, 2015

Watch Hayne's 49ers vs Broncos

Jarryd Hayne has been lighting it up for the San Francisco 49ers and he's playing again on Sunday (AEST) against the Denver Broncos.

Jarryd Hayne has been lighting it up for the San Francisco 49ers and he's playing again on Sunday (AEST) against the Denver Broncos.

It'll be his third preseason match for the 49ers and it's scheduled to start at 11am, Sunday AEST.

The game won't be televised on ESPN or Channel 7, which share the rights to the NFL’s regular season in Australia.

The only way to watch the match is through NFL Game Pass, which costs between $129 to $255. But there is a 7-day free trial you can take advantage of, allowing you to watch this weekend's match for free. CLICK HERE for to watch Jarryd Hayne on NFL Game Pass.

The 27-year-old rookie has been the big talking point of the pre-season thanks to his head-turning performances against the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys.

Hayne will be up against NFL legend Peyton Manning who's one of the best quarterbacks in the world. And Denver are pretty good team too, having made the playoffs last year and Superbowl runners-up in 2013.

Other Key Dates

On Sept 1, the roster will be cut to 75; Sept. 3, 49ers play match against San Diego Chargers; Sept. 5, the roster is cut to 53; Sept. 6, practice squad forms; Sept 14, is when the regular season starts.

Jarryd Hayne Post-Game Interview

Jarryd Hayne post game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Full highlights on 7 News at 6pm. HIGHLIGHTS: http://yhoo.it/1JedEUp#JarrydHayne #NFL #7News

Posted by 7 News Sydney on Sunday, 23 August 2015

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Posted: 28 August, 2015

Usain Bolt Floored By Cameraman

Usain Bolt was literally swept off his feet moments after winning another double at the World Athletics Championships.

A cameraman has floored a world champion in Beijing. Watch the videos below.

Usain Bolt was literally swept off his feet moments after winning another double at the World Athletics Championships.

Having won the 200m final he was celebrating when a cameraman lost control of his segway and accidentally hit the 10-times world champion in the leg, knocking him to the floor.

“It didn’t actually hit me in my Achilles, it hit me in my calf area,” Bolt said.

“It’s alright, I will get over it. Never a doubt [for the relays], never a doubt. I am just going to get it massaged, ice it up a bit and I should be fine.”

At least the Jamaican sprinter could see the funny side of it.

“The rumour I’m trying to start right now is that Justin Gatlin paid him off," he said, of his sprint rival.

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Posted: 26 August, 2015

This Bizarre 'Jarryd Hayne Song' Is Going Viral

Ok we know those Yanks are getting into Hayne but this is just weird...


Jarryd Hayne is the latest Australian-boy-done-good American sports success story.

He's got everything the Americans love in sport personality, a hard working attitude, belief in his outrageous skills and an already bankable name and catchphrase.

He's making news in America and now he's even got his first song!

The Robertson Brothers on YouTube have shown just how far the fanaticism of Hayne is going at the moment with his hilaious mock super fan song.

The 'Jarryd Hayne Song' comes complete with auto-tune and of course, Tupac's "California Love" as a backing track.

No doubt that it won't be long before Hayne has his first real-life American stalker super-fan.

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Posted: 25 August, 2015

Teammates 'Fine' Hayne For Rookie Error

Nothing like some good old teammate hazing.

From pundits to diehard 49ers fans through to all the NFL bandwagoners - all were impressed by the second sighting of Jarryd Hayne in an NFL pre-season match.

He's trained very hard over the last couple of months and obviously come a long way to get where he is and by the looks of it his teammates are very impressed.

But as he revealed recently, there's still a way to go and even the superhuman 'Hayne Plane' can succumb to 'rookie errors'.

In a post-match press conference Hayne revealed that his San Fran teammates gave him a bit of a hazing for a 'rookie error' on the field, even saying that he was going to get a fine.

It all came about after Hayne's impressive 34-yard punt return run, you know, the one that signalled his arrival on the big stage.

Hayne ended up getting taken down with a jumper tackle by the punt kicker himself and his teammates were not impressed.

"As soon as I came off, the boys were into me and said I had to pay a fine," Hayne laughed in a press conference.

"I actually saw a replay and he grabbed my jersey, so I’ll tighten the jersey up a little bit and it will all be sweet." Watch the video below.

Maybe he just thought loose-fitting jerseys was the American style?

Next time he'll just have to score a touchdown!

Hayne 'Fined' After Jersey Grab. Watch the video below.

Jarryd Hayne On Getting 'Fined' And That 'Over-The-Shoulder Catch

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Posted: 24 August, 2015

Twitter Goes Nuts Over Hayne's Second Game

Here's the best reactions to Hayne's impressive second NFL game.

The world got a glimpse of Jarryd Hayne last week when he featured with a few good plays in the San Francisco 49ers first pre-season game against the Houston Texans.

But that was just a glimpse and no-one knew if it was just a fluke or rookie's luck.... until now.

The 'Hayne Plane' was arguably one of the stars of the 49ers impressive 23-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys making 54 yards as as running back (over 8 carries) and a stellar 28 yard punt return average for special teams (from 3 punt returns).

Check out the best highlights from Hayne's game against the Cowboys here.

If you thought it was a big story in America before, check out the reaction now, as Hayne proves himself to the fans and the pundits with this impressive display.

Twitter Reactions To Hayne's Second NFL Game

And then the obvious reaction after about an hour...

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Posted: 24 August, 2015

Hayne's 34-Yard-Run

Jarryd Hayne was hailed the story of the NFL pre-season as he excited fans with his elusive running for a second straight game.

Jarryd Hayne was hailed the story of the NFL pre-season as he excited fans with his elusive running for a second straight game. Watch the videos below.

The former rugby league star boosted his NFL career prospects with some scintillating punt returns and decent runs as his San Francisco 49ers downed the Dallas Cowboys 23-6 at home on Sunday.

Afterwards 49ers coach Jim Tomasula again tried to deflect pressure from the Australian rookie, who is trying to win a spot on the club's final 53-man roster.

Asked if Hayne had already shown enough to demand inclusion, Tomasula said: "Obviously the guy is doing really well and making a great case for himself.

"That's the story. He's never played the game and is in the conversation to make the 53-man roster. That speaks to who he is."

Hayne, who was the focus of pre-game television hype, wasted no time in putting his stamp on the game, catching a punt over his shoulder while running backwards and then turning up field for a classy 27-yard return after the opening Cowboys drive.

He backed it up with a 34-yard run on the next Dallas punt and was only stopped from running the length by Cowboys punter Chris Jones.

When the 27-year-old rookie took his third return for another 23-yard gain, a television commentator declared: "It's going to be hard not to put that guy on this football team".

All three of Hayne's punt returns measured longer than the 49ers' team high (23 yards) last season.

Hayne was then given a crack at running back to open the second half and after a few short gains burst free with a 34-yard run on his fourth carry down the left sideline.

His eight carries in total netted a game-high 54 yards for runners.

He even played on special teams defence, limiting a Cowboys return by getting the first touch on a Dallas returner.

His efforts prompted a tv commentator to declare: "This is the story of the pre-season in pro football it really is. This guy has never played football before."

Hayne was asked in an on-field interview if there was anything he didn't do.

"I don't play quarterback," he joked.

"I am still getting used to lowering my pads and running off the right blocks. I am just trying my best every week and studying and really enjoying the process.

"I'm still a long way off from where I want to be. I want to go into games confident that everything I do, I'm comfortable with.

"People might be surprised in how I'm going but I've got confidence in my ability."

Hayne's efforts continued to impress the 49ers' star quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"He's constantly improving and building a strong resume in a short time," said Kaepernick.

"He's very calm and confident in what he's doing, and it shows."

Hayne's efforts against the Cowboys followed his 63 yards on five carries at running back and 120 all-purpose yards in week one's 23-10 loss to the Houston Texans.

The 49ers travel to Denver to play the Broncos in their third pre-season game on Saturday.

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Posted: 21 August, 2015

Hayne Confident Of Making Cut At 49ers

Jarryd Hayne says he can crack the NFL team's final 53-man roster.

Jarryd Hayne of San Francisco 49ers speaks to the media Photo: San Francisco 49ers screen grab

Jarryd Hayne says he still has a lot to learn at the San Francisco 49ers but is confident he can crack the NFL team's final 53-man roster. Listen to Jarryd Hayne's full press conference below.

Hayne dazzled in his NFL pre-season debut against Houston Texans on Sunday (AEST), playing both as a running back and kick returner and breaking through the Texans' defence to make an eye-catching 53-yard run.

With their next pre-season game at home against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, the former Parramatta Eels and NSW fullback told reporters on Thursday he's still in a process of adjustment from rugby league, but was confident he could make it in the NFL.

"Obviously, I'm far away from being a crisp running back," he said.

"Returning punts and kick-offs is the thing that I'm most natural at.

"But for me I've got to work on my whole game. There's not one or two things I need to work on, it's everything.

"From the way I run routes to the way I handle the ball, picking up blitzes, for me there's a whole bunch of things I not only need to get used to, but get better at as well."

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Hayne was thankful for the support of star 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the rest of the roster upon his arrival in San Francisco.

"For `Kap' to welcome me with open arms was huge," he said.

"It's something that I'm very grateful for, and all the boys that were there were great.

"They all helped me out as much as they could and they're all rooting for me as well.

"That's been great, to be able to muck around with the lads and not get that homesickness."

Jarryd Hayne Training with the 49ers in NFL Offseason Workouts

First footage of Jarryd Hayne working out with the 49ers has emerged. Video: YouTube

Hayne has garnered intense media interest in both Australia and his new home in the US, but most importantly the former NRL star continues to impress one of his coaches that will help make a call on whether he makes the final cut to be announced on September 5.

San Francisco's special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey Jr. said Hayne had all the raw tools to make a great NFL punt returner, with the lateral quickness and fearlessness needed to thrive in the position.

But the 27-year-old had not yet guaranteed his spot on the roster, according to McGaughey.

"He has a lot of natural ability, but we have to be realistic, too," he said.

"He's got a long way to go, he's doing some good things and hopefully he'll continue down that path.

"The key is to get vertical, and that's what I'm trying to impress upon him now."

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Jarryd Hayne of San Francisco 49ers rus over players in his debut Photo: San Francisco 49ers screen grab

Hayne said that despite the constant changes of preseason he was feeling comfortable in his adaptation to the new rules and bright lights of American gridiron.

"I was always confident, for me I didn't need to play to have that confidence, I knew I was always going to have to work on something," he said.

"I was fortunate enough to have a couple of good plays.

"For me, it's about Dallas this week and just being consistent in what I do."

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