Former 49ers punter, Aussie rugby star Hayne charged with sexual assault

Arnold Nichols
November 22, 2018

Hayne will face Burwood Local Court on December 10. Hayne allegedly met and had sex with his accuser in the Hunter region on September 30, after they began talking on social media.

The woman claims she was badly bitten and first reported the incident to the NRL, which then referred the matter to police.

His alleged victim reportedly claims to have suffered injuries during a sexual encounter with Hayne in the NSW Hunter Valley on the night of the NRL Grand Final.

The NRL said its integrity unit "was made aware of the situation recently and has been monitoring the situation after informing NSW police of the incident".

Hayne's lawyer Ramy Qutami said last last week he had not spoken to his client about the fresh allegations.

Welfare officers from the Eels are understood to have been in contact with Hayne about the allegations which have rattled him.

A two-time Dally M Medallist, Hayne is one of the biggest names in the NRL thanks largely to his magical run to help Parramatta to the 2009 grand final.

Hayne began his career with the Paramatta Eels in 2006 but left to play in America's National Football League in 2015.

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Police declined to charge Hayne after investigating the allegations, and the woman involved lodged a civil suit.

Back in 2016, Jarryd Hayne chose to retire from the National Football League to pursue his Olympic dream and return to his his original sport on a permanent basis.

Hayne is now without an NRL club after his season ended with the Parramatta Eels.

Hayne played in eight games for the 49ers, with one start.

The former Parramatta and NSW origin star is now out of contract and the allegations will severely damage his prospects of a new NRL deal.

About three hours after arriving, at 7pm, Hayne was charged by Child Abuse andSex Crimes Squad detectives with aggravated sexual assault - inflict actual bodilyharm.

It comes a week after news broke the two-time Dally M award victor was being investigated over claims he sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman on grand final night. She was interviewed by the sex crime squad detectives last week.

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