Hayne: Serevi said yes

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“It’s tough, it’s very tough but I guess that’s sport.

“There’s al­ways going to be play­ers that will miss out, but I think for these guys that have come so far through­out all of the tour­na­ments across the world try­ing to prove them­selves to be able to be picked for Rio. No doubt it’s going to be very dis­ap­point­ing for one of those play­ers.” TUQIRI: HAYNE CAN For­mer dual in­ter­na­tional Lote Tuqiri said Hayne will have to dras­ti­cally work on his aer­o­bic ca­pac­ity, but backed the for­mer Aus­tralian star to sur­prise the rugby sev­ens com­mu­nity.

“It’s going to be in­cred­i­bly tough for him,” Tuqiri told Fox Sports.

“I think just that aer­o­bic ca­pac­ity you’ve just got to work re­ally, re­ally hard in train­ing. “He’s prob­a­bly got three months of re­ally hard train­ing in front of him now. I know in the past he prob­a­bly ran his own race at Par­ra­matta in the stuff he did off the field in the train­ing and ev­ery­thing else. “Ben Ryan, who is the Fi­jian coach at the mo­ment, is a re­ally hard task maker and he’s up against it, mate. They’re the best team in the world at the mo­ment. “Fin­ished No 1 on the (World Se­ries) cir­cuit last year Fiji did, and there’s al­ready about 10 to 15 blokes knock­ing down that door back home in Fiji just to try to get into that team.

“He hasn’t left him­self a lot of time, but if there’s any guy who’s going to make it — ev­ery­one wrote him off with the NFL and ev­ery­thing else — so if there’s any guy that will make it, it will be Jar­ryd Hayne.”

Waisale Serevi gave Jar­ryd Hayne the green light

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