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Reaction: Aussie article critical of 49ers rookie Jarryd Hayne prompts loud comment

The San Francisco 49ers’ Jarryd Hayne runs through a drill during the practice. His switch to American football from rugby in Australia has elicited significant comment.
The San Francisco 49ers’ Jarryd Hayne runs through a drill during the practice. His switch to American football from rugby in Australia has elicited significant comment. jvillegas@sacbee.com

The journey of Jarryd Hayne from Australian rugby star to member of the San Francisco 49ers has elicited plenty of reaction and comment. An article by writer Catherine Armitage in the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, however, came out strongly against Hayne and football as it is played in the United States. Reaction to the story has been fairly one-sided against Armitage’s point of view. The following is a sample:

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