Jarryd Hayne’s agent confronts fresh NRL links

Updated: November 1, 2015
Jarryd Hayne's agent confronts fresh NRL links

Jarryd Hayne’s agent has ruled out the possibility of the former Parramatta Eels man returning to rugby league in the near future.

‘There’s no chance of him coming back, none at all,’ Australian agent Wayne Beavis told AAP.

‘He is 100 per cent committed to what he is doing over there.’

Jarryd Hayne has been linked to a return to the NRL with Sydney Roosters if his career in the NFL doesn’t work out.

The Roosters are searching for a new fullback for 2016 after Roger Tuivasa-Sheck’s defection to the Warriors.

However last month following Hayne’s inclusion on the 49ers roster, Roosters supremo Nick Politis said his dream of seeing the former Parramatta No.1 in a Tricolours jersey was over.

Instead Blake Ferguson is favoured to take over the fullback position at Bondi.

Roosters great and former long-term custodian Anthony Minichiello, who is on the club’s coaching staff and mentored Tuivasa-Sheck in his move from wing to the back, suggested earlier this week that former Warriors under-20s flyer Omar Slaimankhel was a chance of winning the fullback jersey.

Latrell Mitchell has been compared favourably with Greg Inglis and the 18-year-old is seen as a possible long-term fullback for the Roosters, but that is unlikely to happen next season.

As for Hayne, he will look instead to keep his NFL dream alive and he has been linked to a potential move to the Detroit Lions or Seattle Seahawks.

The former NSW and Australian representative is remaining upbeat despite being unwanted by the 49ers.