Hayne con­sid­er­ing plenty of of­fers, says man­ager

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Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s in­ter­na­tional Jar­ryd Hayne and his man­ager are set to start dis­cus­sions about his post-Olympic ca­reer from to­mor­row. Af­ter re­tir­ing from the NFL af­ter one sea­son, Hayne made an un­der­whelm­ing de­but for Fiji at the Lon­don Sev­ens last week. The for­mer NRL star is now in a race against time to de­velop his skills for the short­ened ver­sion of the game ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Au­gust. Hayne has been in the spot­light since his stun­ning re­tire­ment from the NFL and there’s plenty of spec­u­la­tion that he is set to re­turn to the NRL af­ter the Olympics. Hayne’s man­ager, Wayne Beavis, wouldn’t re­veal how many codes and NRL clubs wanted to sign his sought-af­ter ath­lete, but he ad­mit­ted that there has been sev­eral of­fers for the 28-year-old’s ser­vices. AAP hia­tus, and they will need to come out the other side in strong fash­ion if they are go­ing to be gen­uine ti­tle con­tenders. But in what re­ally was a crunch game in Syd­ney last Fri­day night, they were the ones on the re­ceiv­ing end, as the Waratahs dished out a heavy 45-25 de­feat to leave plenty for the Chiefs to pon­der dur­ing the in­ter­na­tional win­dow.

Ob­vi­ously we’re in­cred­i­bly dis­ap­pointed, it was an im­por­tant game for us,” Chiefs coach Dave Ren­nie said. “And now she’s a bit of log­jam in the New Zealand con­fer­ence. The boys are hurt­ing. It was cer­tainly a pretty quiet chang­ing room. It meant a lot to them. So that’s prob­a­bly a pos­i­tive sign.”

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