Hayne: "Fiji will be hard to stop"

Australian Kangaroos and Dyldam Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne says hes nervous about playing against his former teammates in the Fiji Bati, who are also his great mates.


Hayne will play on the wing for Australia at 7am tomorrow morning (AEDT), after playing for the Fiji Bati in the 2008 World Cup.


Jarryd says after the 2008 World Cup, he added some ink to his leg to show it was a life-changing experience.


Ive got a lot of good memories and fond memories- it was an exciting time and something Ill remembers forever, Hayne said.


But he admits the Fiji side will be a very tough side to beat.


Very physical - theyre going to be aggressive, and their back three are all dangerour, he said.


Theyve got a strong squad, and theyll be hard to stop.


Jarryds Kangaroos teammate Matt Scott agrees, saying their back three are all fast and strong players.


Theyre all very powerful, quick runners of the footy, and I think our kick chase is going to he really important, to limit the number of metres they get coming to of their own end, and hopefully thatll nullify the big boys up front, he said.


Jarryd is predicted to come up against his Eels teammate Semi Radradra, who has been named in the Fiji Bati 19-man squad.


Good luck to Haynesy and the Kangaroos - and also to Semi and the Bati!


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