Jarryd Hayne

Hayne in 2011, photo by Eva Rinaldi

Birth Name: Jarryd Lee Hayne

Place of Birth: Minto, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: 15 February, 1988

Ethnicity: Fijian, British Isles

Jarryd Hayne is an Australian professional rugby league player and American football and rugby sevens player. A fullback, wing, centre, and five-eighth in rugby league, he played for Parramatta Eels and Gold Coast Titans, and was representative for Prime Minister’s XIII, City NSW, New South Wales, Australia, Fiji, and NRL All Stars. In rugby union, he was representative for Fiji 7s (Sevens). In the U.S., he played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He has been convicted of rape.

Jarryd is the son of Jodie Hayne and professional Rugby League player Manoa Thompson. His paternal great-uncle is politician Sitiveni Rabuka, who has been Prime Minister of Fiji, from 2 June, 1992 to 19 May, 1999, and again, since 24 December, 2022. His mother has said:

Because I was a young mother and had a half-caste child, people would look down at me. That was 20 years ago. Even the Islanders would give me filthy look. People would ask me if Jarryd was adopted.

Jarryd is married to Amellia Bonnici, with whom he has a daughter.

Jarryd’s paternal grandfather was named Manoa Tokalautawa (later Thompson).

Jarryd’s paternal grandmother was Elenoa Waqanibaravi (the daughter of Koto Waqanibaravi and Loma Sikiti).


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2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    paternal grandparents: Manoa Tokalautawa (later Thompson) and Elenoa Waqanibaravi (the daughter of Koto Waqanibaravi and Loma Sikiti)


    Jarryd’s father’s uncle is politician Sitiveni Rabuka, who has served as Prime Minister of Fiji from 1992 to 1999.

  2. andrew says:

    can you manage to find a pic for Dan Carter? thank you.

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