Hayne dispels rumours of NRL return


Jarryd Hayne hit out at the Australian media as the San Francisco 49ers running back quashed talk of a return to NRL.

Since swapping NRL for NFL at the end of 2014, two-time Dally M Medallist Hayne has been constantly linked with a return to Australia.

Hayne, who hopes to earn a spot on the 53-man roster under new coach Chip Kelly, endured a topsy-turvy rookie season in San Francisco, but the 28-year-old once again insisted he has no plans make a rugby league comeback, accusing the media in Australia of stirring up rumours.

"At the start it got a bit annoying ... I guess it was disappointing, but that's just the media back home, they tend to make stories up to sell papers and try and get more viewers," Hayne told reporters.

"I'm accustomed to that, I know how they operate, so for me I knew what I was doing, I knew where I was going. I was just maintaining focus and not let it get to me.

"Obviously it's upsetting when you see fans react according to what they read or what was on the news that evening ... but I think they are starting to get used to stories that are coming out that aren't true."