Jarryd Hayne switches from NFL to rugby sevens

Updated 1235 GMT (2035 HKT) May 20, 2016
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Jarryd Hayne is swapping the NFL for rugby sevens after being contacted by Fiji ahead of the Olympics. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America/Getty Images/file
The Australian played one season of American football, featuring in eight games for the San Francisco 49ers as a running back. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/Getty Images/file
He made his name in rugby league, playing 176 games for Parramatta Eels in the NRL competition. Ashley Feder/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
Born in Sydney to an Australian mother and Fijian father, Hayne played for New South Wales in the prestigious State of Origin series against Queensland. Chris Hyde/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
Hayne helped the Kangaroos win the 2013 Rugby League World Cup -- here he is in action against Fiji in the semifinals. Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images/file
Four years earlier, Hayne was on the losing team as Fiji was beaten by Australia in the World Cup semifinals in Sydney. Mark Nolan/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
A keen Liverpool FC fan, Hayne shows his soccer skills before an exhibition match in Sydney on January 7, 2016. Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file
Hayne joined up with Fiji's squad ahead of the London Sevens, and is hoping to win a place in the series-leading team's 12-man selection for Rio 2016. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images/file