Jarryd Hayne

Bailed: Jarryd Hayne set to walk free from prison

The former NRL superstar appeared via videolink before Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court on Tuesday morning in a bid to be granted bail after a win in the Court of Criminal Appeal on Monday.

Hayne has been in prison since May last year after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at her Newcastle home on NRL grand final night in 2018.

The former Dally M winner and ex-NFL convert has sat in Cooma Correctional Centre for the last nine months.

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne wins appeal over sexual assault convictions

In 2021 he was given a maximum sentence of five years and nine months, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months.  

A ​three-judge panel in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal has upheld some of his grounds for appeal and quashed his convictions.

Mr Hayne will face a retrial.

In sentencing him in 2021, District Court Judge Helen Syme said Mr Hayne was fully aware the woman was not consenting, but went ahead anyway. 

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For the first time the brutal reality of former NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne’s life behind bars at Cooma Correctional Centre has been laid bare in the first issue of Sydney Weekend magazine in the Saturday Telegraph.

Jarryd Hayne jailed for five years nine months for sexual assault

A jury in March found Hayne guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual assault which the victim said left her feeling "dirty, scared and ashamed".

Hayne must serve a minimum of three years and eight months.

In handing down her sentence, District Court Judge Helen Syme said she found that Hayne was fully aware that the victim was not consenting and went ahead anyway.

"The reliability and honesty of the victim's evidence was tested at length and in my view, her reliability was not in doubt. She said no several times," Judge Syme said.

Woman claims Hayne bit her

The 30-year-old refused to answer questions from reporters when he was dropped off in a grey ute outside Castle Hill Police Station yesterday.

The two-time Dally M award-winner spent 10 minutes with police before trying to dodge the cameras as he got back into the ute and drove off.

NSW Police confirmed the charge, which came after a 26-year-old woman lodged a complaint to the NRL Integrity Unit earlier this year.

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Hayne is just one of a number of NRL players included, with the likes of Suliasi Vunivalu, Akuila Uate, Kane Evans, Marcelo Montoya and Jayson Bukuya also named.

Wests Tigers speeder Kevin Naiqama will again captain the side from fullback, while Hayne will line-up in the halves.

While the backline has plenty of firepower, injuries to Viliame Kikau, Korbin Sims, Daniel Saifiti and Api Koroisau will mean the forward pack’s depth will be tested.

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Parramatta open to Hayne taking ownership of team

Arthur is one of few coaches to have prospered with colourful personality back at his club.

Hayne has played under eight coaches in his 11-year NRL career.

Arthur began his turnaround of the Eels with Hayne in his team in 2013 and 2014, where the NSW Origin star won the Dally M in his last season before shifting to American Football.

The Eels mentor told Fox League's NRL 360 that the key would again be giving Hayne a voice in the club's premiership charge.

Arthur stands by Hayne in time of need

Both in his return to the Parramatta Eels and clearing his name amid rape accusations set for a Santa Clara courthouse in April.

When he signed with the Eels just over a month ago, the most common question asked was whether he would be the same player again.

Now there are far more pressing concerns at play, with some wondering if he will ever be the same person again.

Not many would have done what Jarryd Hayne and the Eels orchestrated on the first day of his second coming on Wednesday.

Hayne to defend rape allegation

Hayne declined to answer questions on the December 2015 matter when he fronted the media after returning to NRL club Parramatta on Wednesday for the first time since 2014.

His lawyers later revealed in a statement that he had made contact with the plaintiff, while Hayne said he had told his US legal representatives to have the matter resolved "as quick as possible" after it was revealed a civil suit had been launched last month.

"I confirm that I unequivocally and vehemently deny the allegations made against me and I will be vigorously defending the matter," Hayne said.

Hayne 'didn't fit in' at Titans: Friend

Following Thursday's announcement that Hayne and the Titans have parted ways, Gold Coast now have the salary cap space to target a quality fullback. Friend suggested the club look within to find a replacement.