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49ers Players Wish Jarryd Hayne Good Luck in Olympic Pursuit

Follow behind-the-scenes shots from the former Australian rugby league star's transition to running back for the San Francisco 49ers.

News of Jarryd Hayne's retirement from the NFL sent shock waves across social media on Sunday.

The former Niners running back will now attempt to represent Fiji at the 2016 Summer Olympics as part of the nation's Rugby Sevens team.

Many friends – and even a bitter rival – took to Twitter to wish the "Hayne Plane" well as he goes for gold in Rio. Enjoy a sampling of the reactions below.

Good luck to my bro @JarrydHayne !! — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 15, 2016

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