San Francisco 49ers’ Jarryd Hayne (38) during an NFL football training stay Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press
For those clueless about Jarryd Hayne’s standing in Australia, a greeting Down Under competence seem a bit over a top.
On Wednesday morning, 4 days after a 49ers’ using behind finished his NFL debut, 4 of a tip 5 most-viewed stories on a website of a Sydney-based Daily Telegraph were Hayne-related (No. 2: Hayne’s 49ers shirts strike a shelves).
And that’s frequency a usually site Aussies have sought: The boost in trade from Australia on 49ers.com during training stay has been “quite significant,” a group acknowledged. Now, in allege of Sunday’s preseason diversion opposite Dallas during Levi’s Stadium, a 49ers have released about 20 certification for members of a Australian media (distance from Sydney to Santa Clara: 7,440 miles).
Yes, Hayne has a clarity that copiousness of friends and family — along with legions of fans — are wrapped adult in his try to transition to a NFL from a National Rugby League.
“They’re overjoyed to not usually see me play, though to see me do well,” Hayne said. “It’s apparently a outrageous thing that I’ve finished holding that chance. They find a lot of fun in it as well, substantially some-more than me.”
On Thursday, 49ers special teams manager Thomas McGaughey did try to daub a brakes on a Hayne hype. Hayne averaged 15 yards on his 8 touches (five runs, 3 returns) opposite a Texans, though McGaughey remarkable it was usually “the initial preseason game.”
Still, even McGaughey had to acknowledge a obvious: Hayne has skills.
Asked about Hayne’s make-defenders-miss ability, McGaughey mentioned him in a same exhale as 3 achieved returners: Devin Hester, Dante Hall and Darren Sproles (seven total Pro Bowls).
“They have good parallel quickness,” McGaughey said. “And Jarryd possesses good parallel quickness.”
And he also possesses copiousness of nerve. On his punt earnings of 13 and 11 yards, Hayne fielded a round with during slightest one defender nearby, though eschewed a satisfactory catch.
“Jarryd is fearless,” McGaughey said. “That’s one of a characteristics that it takes to be a good punt returner. It’s fun when we see a man that can make that initial man miss. And he’s not frightened since he’s very, really gentle fielding a ball. When we have that fearlessness, it really gives we an edge.”
Hayne apparently excelled on special teams — and his 53-yard, second-quarter run headlined many of a diversion highlights — though he remarkable his work-in-progress status, quite as a using back. He pronounced he did a bad pursuit of offered a play-action fake. In addition, nothing of his 4 other runs went for some-more than 4 yards.
“Obviously, I’m distant divided from being a frail using back,” Hayne said. “Returning punts and kickoffs is a thing that I’m many healthy at.”
Both Hayne and McGaughey were asked if Saturday night’s entrance could enthuse a call of rugby leaguers to follow in his footsteps. McGaughey wondered how many had a qualities, gallantry and speed among them, to transport a same path.
“If they can play like Jarryd, they competence have a shot,” McGaughey said. “But we don’t know how many Jarryd Hayne’s are over there in that rugby league.”
Simmons honored: The 49ers will respect mythological Bay Area broadcaster Lon Simmons before Sunday’s preseason diversion opposite a Cowboys.
Simmons, who died in Apr during age 91, spent 26 seasons as a play-by-play voice of a group and also called games for a Giants and A’s during his five-decade career.
In a pregame ceremony, Simmons’ daughter, Robin, and other family members will betray a bronze board featuring Simmons’ portrait. The board will reside outward a home team’s radio booth, that will be re-named in his honor.
Eric Branch is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.