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High Five for March 3, 2015: Lessons they don’t teach Down Under

As a youngster, Jarryd Hayne dreamed of playing in the NFL.
As a youngster, Jarryd Hayne dreamed of playing in the NFL. Australian Associated Press

What rugby player Jarryd Hayne will learn about football after signing with the 49ers:

▪ Laterals are usually discouraged.

▪ Unlike rugby, you don’t try to score a try, you try to score a touchdown.

▪ Huddles are not scrums.

▪ It’s yards; the NFL is staunchly non-metric.

▪ Despite the equipment – and because of it – tackles are going to hurt more, if tacklers can catch him.

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