E whakapono ana te tohunga takiwhitu o Aotearoa a Eric Rush ka hanga taimaha mā Jarryd Hayne e oti i a ia te whakawhiti tika ki te tākaro takiwhitu. Nō te rā nei puta ai te whakatau a te uepū whutupōro o te ao ka tāea e te poumuri ō mua o te kapa San Francisco 49ers te tōnamana takiwhitu ki Rānana, inā kōwhiria ai.
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E ai ki a Rush, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence they reckon. Sometimes that green grass is artificial turf.”
Ko Jarryd Hayne kei te keo o te ao hākinakina me te ao pāpāho anō i te rā nei. Kua kotahi atu ki Rānana i te taha o tana kapa hōu e whakarite nei mō te whakataetae takiwhitu ki Rānana tonu hei ēnei rangi whakatā.
“All good things must end and I've been given an opportunity to trial out for the Fijian team and I've got a lot of hard work in front of me”, hei tā Hayne.
Nō te tau rua mano mā waru a Hayne whakakanohi ai i a Whītī mō te wā tuatahi i te ipu riiki o te ao. Nō te Rāmere kua hipa ia whiwhi atu anō ai ki tōna puka uruwhenua o Whītī tonu.
“Where I am now I need to be a lot further on and I will be, and I've got the most confidence in myself that I'll do the best of my ability and hopefully that's enough for Ben (Ryan) to give me the nod, and if not - so be it”, hei tā Hayne.
Engari tonu, kāre te kāhui kaiako o Whītī mō te hoko i ngā pahupahu mō Hayne. Ka rite anō tōna ekenga ki ngā Ōrimipia ki tō ētahi atu o te kapa
“If someone misses out on the Olympics, it's because he is not as good as Jarryd Hayne is. If Jarryd Hayne misses out on the Olympics, it's because there's someone better in the village than him”, hei tā te Kaiako Matua, Takiwhitu Whītī a Ben Ryan.
E waru katoa ngā tākaro NFL i te kapa 49ers i te kotahi tau. Ko tōna tāpirihanga ki te kapa kei te tūranga tuatahi o te papa tātai takiwhitu he patunga nui anō ki ngā Ōpango Takiwhitu.
Hei tā Rush, “It's not about any of the other sides at the moment, it's about getting our best team to the tournament.”
Inā rā me pēhea e kore ai e whakamātau i tēnei hautoa o ngā tini tākaro.
“There's no doubting his talent, there's no worries about that. But whether he's better than any of those boys in that Fijian squad at the moment is the big question mark”, hei tā Rush.
E whakapaetia nei ka whakaingoatia te kapa Whītī mō te tōnamana o Rānana āpōpō.