Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at 1.30 p.m. AEST

Australian sportsman Jarryd Hayne made his NFL debut at 7:20pm Pacific time, or 12.20 p.m. Tuesday AEST, as part of the season kickoff game.

The former rugby league star lined up with the San Francisco 49ers against the Minnesota Vikings, the culmination of an epic journey from the western suburbs of Sydney to the U.S. — where he’ll have the chance show what he can do in one of the world’s largest leagues.

49ers head coach Jim Tomsula had refused to be drawn all week on whether Hayne would play in the season opener. But on Tuesday, the 49ers released its list of the game’s inactive players — and Hayne’s name wasn’t on it. Read more…

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Rugby star Jarryd Hayne makes his NFL debut