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Rugby League's best player to try NFL

 
 
Wilso
 
Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 12:46 am
He's the highest paid player in Australian Rugby League. Has twice won the award as the best player in the game, and has decided to take on a new challenge.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-15/jarryd-hayne-quits-nrl-for-nfl-code-swap/5814888

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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 07:33 am
@Wilso,
That's great. I'll follow this story.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 05:24 pm
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10704037_317088675140844_301817480659173847_n.jpg?oh=618b9e942904882dd26f4fffe0ee9e04&oe=54C00C02
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 08:01 pm
Razz Laughing
bloody good, that!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 10:24 pm
@margo,
I read an article re why this won't work, forget where, but that is probably so, re all the differentiation of talent and manuevers.

Still, I hope he explores..
Wilso
 
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Reply Wed 15 Oct, 2014 11:42 pm
@ossobuco,
Nobody is suggesting that it will be easy - even Hayne himself. But if anyone has ever had the attributes to make it work, it's this guy. And without getting into an argument with Americans about the merits of the various games, I would contend that it would be harder to go the other way.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 01:43 am
@Wilso,
Manfred Moore, 1978 Newtown Jets

Manfred Moore (born December 22, 1950 in Martinez, California) is a former professional American football running back and, briefly, rugby league football player of the 1970s.

Early years
Moore graduated from San Fernando High School in San Fernando California. He played college football for the University of Southern California.

Professional career
Moore was a 9th round selection (216th overall) in the 1974 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.[1] He would play for the 49ers (1974–1975), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976), the Oakland Raiders (1976 when they won Super Bowl XI), the Minnesota Vikings (1977).[2] Moore, selected by the Buccaneers in the 1976 NFL Expansion Draft, was lucky enough to be picked up by the Super Bowl XI-bound Raiders after being waived by the winless (0-13, at that point) Buccaneers. With Rick Jennings injured and the playoffs about to start, the Raiders needed an extra kick returner as insurance.[3]

Brief rugby league appearance
After winning Super Bowl XI with the Oakland Raiders[4] in the United States, Moore was recruited by Australian New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership team the Newtown Jets in 1977. He had a sensational start at Newtown, scoring the club's first try of the 1977 season.[5] However he lasted only four games in the NSWRFL; receiving a head injury in a match against Penrith which prompted him to return to the National Football League prematurely.[5]

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 11:16 am
Here's that article I read -

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2232682-jarryd-hayne-faces-long-odds-to-reach-nfl-but-rugby-star-wise-to-try
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 01:17 pm
@Wilso,
I have to agree with you.
About 30 years ago ESPN used to feature Australian Rules and I marveled
at the talent I saw.
I'm cheering him on.
Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2014 01:34 pm
@panzade,
Aussie Rules - different game.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sun 16 Aug, 2015 01:14 am
Apparently he had a good debut for the 49ers.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2015 05:09 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-04/haynes-49ers-take-on-chargers-in-final-pre-sesaon-game/6749358
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2015 08:45 am
@Wilso,
They're calling him H-bomb now...

He's on my list of preferred players to draft in A2k fantasy football.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2015 12:47 pm
Hayne is a natural.

He really doesn't have any negative attributes. At the beginning of the preseason some TV commentators criticized his erect running style, but it works for him. What's more important is that he reads the field well and cuts accordingly. Eric Dickerson also ran straight up and down and he was one of the top running backs of the NFL. He catches passes and tackles well.

The hit he put on Chargers cornerback Lowell Rose was awesome.

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af324/infrablu/hayne_0_0_0_zpsnhgqaui8.gif

I think he's going to make the cut.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2015 05:25 am
They keep calling him a "Rugby" player, and it's so annoying. Hayne was a Rugby League player. The 2 codes split over 140 years ago. About the only thing they have left in common is the ball they use and the field they play on.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2015 08:08 am
Manoa Thompson's son!
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2015 05:06 pm
He made the cut.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2015 11:33 pm
According to the analysts, it looks like they're going to put him on special teams, i.e. the kick and punt return squads, seeing as how the 49ers already have a lot of depth in the running back position, and this is where he seems to really shine, running in the open field.

He's going to be exciting to watch.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Sep, 2015 09:59 am
@InfraBlue,
He's on my fantasy football team. The Yahoo Sports guy (I figure it's a guy) that rates people's draft choices scolded me. I think Hayne will transition from special teams fairly shortly. I'll see how it goes, maybe drop him later. People are saying he's a natural, and he has great field vision (in comparison to the present 49'er quarterback, I'll add). Winning is nice, but I'm in A2K fantasy football for the fun of it, and occasionally pick someone others wouldn't. Sometimes that has worked out.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2015 04:39 pm
@ossobuco,
Some of you might enjoy this article -

http://www.sfexaminer.com/let-hayne-plane-take-flight/

The San Francisco Examiner is a nothing much little paper website but I read it for a few reasons -
I'm an old time fond of the city of San Francisco even though I've never lived there, and the main paper there has gone to subscription only. Plus, I like the sports writer Mariotti's takes, usually different than those of the big sports websites here in the US, that seem to me to have quite the eastern side of the country bias.

He's a Hayne fan..
 

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