Hayne shows out in revival

first_imgThe former rugby league star had five receptions and nine carries for a combined 47 yards at running back, including an 11-yard run that set up the 49ers’ first touchdown.“I thought he represented himself well,” 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said.Hayne’s return to the field in the 32-17 loss at Detroit’s Ford Field on Sunday came after almost two months on the 49ers’ practice squad, with the Australian also showing his toughness taking a five-yard reception despite being hammered by linebacker Tahir Whitehead.In another play, Hayne was hit by Lions linebacker Josh Bynes, but bounced off and kept moving forward for a three-yard gain and more importantly a first down.Despite a strong first half by the 49ers, the team returned to their error-prone ways and tepid offence in the second half, in which they went scoreless. It was the new running back tandem of Hayne and DuJuan Harris combining with an improved offensive line that created gaps for them that helped the 49ers to their impressive first half.The 49ers’ drop to a four win, 11 loss season with Hayne doing enough to play next Sunday’s (Monday AEDT) final game against the St Louis Rams.last_img read more