Hayne reported to have switched to soccer
4 June, 2019, 3:49 pm
FORMER Fiji Bati, Fiji 7s rep and former NRL star Jarryd Hayne is reported to have taken up soccer.
News Corp Australia reports that the Dally M winner has registered to play for a local club on the NSW Central Coast and could turn out as early as Sunday.
The switch, if it eventuates, would mean the 31-year-old has played four football codes.
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He left the Parramatta Eels as one of the NRL’s most recognised stars in 2015 to pursue a stint with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.
Hayne then had a brief fling on the rugby sevens circuit before missing selection in Fiji’s 2016 Olympic team and returned to league with the Gold Coast Titans.
He again turned out for the Eels in the NRL in 2018 but the club declined to renew his deal after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 26-year-old Hunter Valley woman last September.