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Jarryd Hayne returns to Sydney but won't take break from learning the NFL ropes

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San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne arrived back in Sydney on Wednesday after his first season in the NFL, but he's still looking to continue his American football education during his break.

The former NRL superstar was happy to be home after a six-hour delay in San Francisco.

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Jarryd Hayne was only involved in one play in what turned out to be Jim Tomsula's final game as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

"It's good to be back and obviously to see them [his family] and just to unwind," Hayne said. "Hopefully the weather gets good. I can't wait to knock back a couple of coffees."

Hayne made a shock switch to the NFL 15 months ago after establishing himself as one of the stars of the NRL with Parramatta, but he has endured a tumultuous rookie season with the 49ers.

The 27-year-old, who featured in eight games for the 49ers but also endured seven weeks in the practice squad, admits he still has a lot to learn about the NFL and his education will continue while he enjoys the Australian summer.

"It's going to be the task to switch off, especially with the play-offs coming up, and it's going to be fun watching that," he said.

"I'm still a student of the game, it's always going to be a learning process that I enjoy."