Jarryd Hayne's San Francisco 49ers Play Denver Broncos Today

30/08/2015 9:29 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 23: Jarryd Hayne #38 of the San Francisco 49ers watches the end of the game from the sidelines against the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game on August 23, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

It has been two dream starts for Jarryd Hayne in the NFL, but the new San Francisco 49ers recruit will be wearing the biggest target of his career when he suits up against the Denver Broncos today.

Hayne, the former Parramatta Eels and NSW Origin rugby league superstar, has proved many naysayers wrong in his first two games of gridiron. A 53-yard run in his debut match turned critics into (at least) curious onlookers, while a stunning second game branded #HaynePlane into the psyche of millions around the world as he led the game for rushing and punt returns.

Australian musicians The Robertson Brothers have even recorded a theme song for Hayne, appropriating the lyrics and style of 'California Love' by rapper 2Pac.

Jarryd Hayne Song

Go Jarryd Hayne! We've written you a song to help celebrate your journey!#HaynePlane #NFL San Francisco 49ers

Posted by Robertson Brothers (Official Music Page) on Thursday, 27 August 2015

His first two opponents, the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys, could have been forgiven for not paying knowing the potential of the virtually unknown Australian -- heck, they could have been forgiven for not even knowing his name. But the 49ers' opponents today, the Denver Broncos, will not make the same mistakes. They will be looking to knock the Aussie superstar back a few notches, to remind him where he sits in the multi-billion dollar NFL empire's pecking order. He will have a target on his back, now his reputation as a real danger man has spread.

Watching today's game will be difficult for Aussies. It's not broadcast on domestic TV, but you can sign up to the NFL's online streaming service. A seven day free trial is offered, but be careful -- you could be charged up to US$250 after the trial ends. Aside from that, the NFL's Twitter account regularly posts video of match highlights through the game, and has shared several of Hayne's impressive plays already.

The match kicks off at 11am (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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