BRISBANE, Australia (AP) The Jarryd Hayne bandwagon Down Under just got a little more crowded.
The former National Rugby League star tweeted he made the 53-man roster for the San Francisco 49ers early Sunday, Australia time, ending an against-the-odds transition since leaving the Parramatta Eels last year to chase his dream of playing in the NFL.
Mission accomplished, so far.
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''Hayne Plane arrives on schedule,'' The Australian newspaper said.
The Sydney Morning Herald said Hayne ''completed one of the greatest code-switches in sporting history.''
Under a section of the newspaper called ''Hayne Mania,'' the Sunday Telegraph in Sydney said Hayne, 27, was sightseeing with his mother Jodie and two sisters in San Francisco when told he'd made the cut.