Jarryd Hayne in action for the Eels in their Round 23 loss to the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.
With news breaking on Wednesday morning that Eels and New South Wales fullback and Kangaroos representative Jarryd Hayne is set to depart Australia to try his luck in the NFL, Twitter went nuts!

Emotional Hayne explains his decision

It didn't take long for Jarryd Hayne to become the number one trend in Australia when the Parramatta Eels announced he was leaving our shores.

It came in the form of an open letter, addressed to Eels members.

His Parramatta teammates were saddened by the news but were nonetheless excited their teammate was off to the USA to pursue a dream...


Former rugby league players had their say on the matter...


While former Penrith hardman Mark Geyer saw Hayne's brave move from a father's perspective...


Expert caller Andrew Voss admired the gamble:



Influential figures in other codes couldn't help but have their say on Hayne's decision... 



While Hayne's co-Brad Fittler medallist for being New South Wales's best in Origin this season also congratulated him.


NRL fans were sending their well wishes...



And others reckon Hayne Plane will have what it takes to make it in the NFL.


Ultimately, we know Hayne leaves our great game backing himself 100 per cent to succeed overseas...