Dyldam Parramatta Eels fullback Jarryd Hayne has returned home after a successful World Cup campaign with the Kangaroos, and now will take a well-earned holiday!


After touching down at Sydney Airport after a long-haul flight, Haynesy says holding up the World Cup trophy in Green and Gold is a huge moment, both personally and professionally.


"Its obviously massive and the way we played is something Ill never forget," he said.


"To do what we did in the way we did it was something that is definitely a highlight of my career, and to do it with the boys we had was a huge success."


"Its gone so fast- the whole year has been building up to this, and its gone very quickly."


After scoring nine tries - a tournament-equalling high - playing in the centres, Hayne has paid tribute to his teammates for making it possible.


"I am lucky and blessed to even be able to play in the final, I got one opportunity and made the most of it and never looked back," he said.


"I went from strength to strength, and really clicked with B-Moz [Brett Morris] on the right edge, and Cooper Cronk was huge for me as well, his defence and him as a player."


"Hes massive and the type of bloke that you want to play better for, and the stuff he does off the ball, he does all the one-percenters that you dont see, and puts you in positions to score tries."


Hayne will spend the next month resting and recovering from the long season, but says he's excited to re-join his Eels family in January.


"Ive been speaking to Brad [Arthur, Head Coach] nearly every week and hes been giving me updates, and speaking to Tim and Sefa and a few of the boys," he said.


"They're definitely ripping into pre-season, and they will be up until Christmas. Im on holidays, and come January 13 Ill be there with the boys doing pre-season."


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