Jarryd Hayne, a former rugby league superstar in Australia, is trying to make the jump and play for the NFL in the United States. And it looks like he’s making a good first impression.

During his first semi-competitive game in the NFL preseason on Saturday, Hayne, who is currently tied to the San Francisco 49ers, seemed to have no problem dancing around the Houston Texans’ defence.

On his second touch (for those unfamiliar with the American lingo, touch means when a player receives the ball), Hayne made an extremely impressive 53-yard run, pushing off tackles and generally showing the Americans what he can do. Read more…

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Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne smokes the defence on his NFL debut