Jarryd Hayne leads Google Trends’ list of most searched Aussies in 2015 after an amazing transition from playing rugby league to American football.

Hayne has caught the attention of Australia and the entire world when the Australian rugby league star showcased his potential in playing American football during his pre-season stint with the San Francisco 49ers. His rugby skills that seamlessly fit for the running back and punt return positions have earned him a spot in the 49ers’ 53-man active roster.

However, after showing his inexperienced side by committing three muffed punts in his first six NFL games, the 27-year-old rookie was waived, then relegated into San Francisco’s practice squad.

Hayne had plenty of chance to return into the 49ers’ active roster ever since his demotion last month. Still, the 49ers, despite already losing a chance at the playoffs and missing key players due to injuries, do not seem interested in giving Hayne another chance to play on the field.

According to 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, Hayne “definitely fits in” the 49ers future plans. But Chryst admitted it would still come down to what the special teams are looking for in game days.

"Jarryd definitely fits in," Chryst said, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. "We're excited about his future, but I think it comes down to maybe what the special teams roles are and who's going to get that uniform of 46, not just the 53."

Coach Jim Tomsula also sees Hayne as an integral part of the 49ers despite spending most of his rookie season at the bench. Tomsula said that Hayne is “real serious” about getting back into the active roster and the Aussie’s development has been progressive.

“He has taken the lion’s share of our practice squad reps, our look-team reps, inside and working those cuts off the blocks and things,” Tomsula told KNBR Radio. “We’re all extra happy with what he’s doing and the way he’s approaching it.”

On the other hand, for Tim Kawakami of San Jose Mercury News, the 49ers are have no idea on how to utilise Hayne’s full potential. Kawakami noted that the 49ers have “no clue” on how to play Hayne, insisting that the team’s coaching staff has never wanted the Aussie in San Francisco.

Contact the writer at feedback@ibtimes.com.au, or let us know what you think below.