Everything is an option - Hayne open to rugby union switch


He has played NRL, NFL and rugby sevens and now code-hopper Jarryd Hayne is open to a switch to rugby union.

Gold Coast Titans star Hayne, 28, has only been back in the NRL for six months following his unsuccessful attempt to represent Fiji in rugby sevens at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Hayne had previously tried his luck with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, playing eight games in his rookie season before quitting in May last year.

With the NRL set to kick-off in March, Hayne - a two-time Dally M Medallist - could be on the move to French rugby.

"There has definitely been interest from them [French rugby] and for me, it's the timing of it and whether I want to chance my arm at it," Hayne told the Courier Mail.

"Everything is an option, I don't like to live in narrow vision.

"I played rugby when I was growing up. As a kid I did a lot of sports. That's why it pisses me off when everyone carries on when someone changes sports.

"As kids, we are encouraged to try every sport we can, so as an adult, why should that change?

"That's my stand on things. We get paid to do a job and we have to work our asses off at training, but once that contract is finished, if someone wants to try something different, that's up to them."