LIVE

    Hayne negotiating Waratahs move

    2016-07-20 16:02
    Cape Town - Code hopper Jarryd Hayne has held talks with the Australian Rugby Union to discuss a possible move to the Waratahs.

    Hayne played for Fiji at the London Sevens in May, but failed to make the cut for their squad to participate at next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    The 28-year-old was expected to return to his former NRL side, the Parramatta Eels, but it is reported in the Australian media that he met ARU chief executive Bill Pulver in Sydney on Wednesday to discuss the prospect of joining the Waratahs.

    "We have had dialogue with Jarryd and discussed the potential opportunities available to him in rugby," Pulver told the Sydney Morning Herald.

    "Jarryd is obviously a very high-calibre athlete and we are always open to talking to a player who is genuinely interested in playing the game."

    According to reports, Hayne requested the meeting despite the fact that his Fijian allegiance disqualifies him from playing for the Wallabies at Test level.

    That would lessen the chances of the ARU, who are already under financial pressure, topping up Hayne's Super Rugby salary unless a new precedent was set.

    Hayne's services are also wanted by rugby clubs in France and Japan but a move to the Waratahs would suit him as it would mean he continues his career in Sydney.

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Breaking News

    Fixtures

    Friday, 24 May 2019
    • Chiefs v Reds, FMG Stadium Waikato 09:35
    • Brumbies v Bulls, GIO Stadium 11:35
    Saturday, 25 May 2019
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium 07:15
    • Crusaders v Blues, AMI Stadium 09:35
    • Waratahs v Jaguares, Allianz Stadium 11:45
    • Stormers v Highlanders, Cape Town 15:05
    • Sharks v Lions, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 17:15
    Friday, 31 May 2019
    • Blues v Bulls, Eden Park 09:35
    • Rebels v Waratahs, AAMI Park 11:45

    Results

    18 May 2019
    17 May 2019
    12 May 2019
    11 May 2019
    10 May 2019
    04 May 2019
    03 May 2019
    27 April 2019
    26 April 2019
    20 April 2019
    19 April 2019
    13 April 2019
    12 April 2019
    06 April 2019
    05 April 2019
    30 March 2019
    29 March 2019
    24 March 2019
    23 March 2019
    22 March 2019
    16 March 2019
    15 March 2019
    09 March 2019
    08 March 2019
    02 March 2019
    01 March 2019
    23 February 2019
    22 February 2019
    16 February 2019
    15 February 2019

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Bulls (Q)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Lions (wc)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Stormers

    Opinion Poll

    Which of the 4 South African team will finish with the fewest Super Rugby SA Conference points?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.