Fallen NRL star Jarryd Hayne to hear his fate in rape conviction fight - as his lawyers accuse victim of deliberately concealing crucial evidence

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  • Jarryd Hayne seeking to person his rape condemnation overturned
  • Waa jailed aft assemblage recovered ex-NRL prima raped a female successful 2018
  • Lawyers will impeach unfortunate of deliberately concealing evidence

By Duncan Murray For Australian Associated Press

Published: 19:41 EDT, 11 June 2024 | Updated: 19:44 EDT, 11 June 2024

Disgraced NRL prima Jarryd Hayne's latest bid to overturn a condemnation for rape will beryllium decided aft his lawyers accused nan unfortunate of deliberately concealing evidence.

The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal will present a ruling connected Wednesday complete whether Hayne was rightfully jailed connected charges of raping nan woman connected nan nighttime of nan 2018 NRL Grand Final.

The 36-year-old has spent nan past twelvemonth down bars aft a assemblage convicted him of 2 counts of intersexual intercourse without consent successful April 2023 aft a erstwhile blameworthy uncovering was overturned connected appeal.


Three abstracted criminal tests were told nan woman, who cannot beryllium identified for ineligible reasons, changed her mind astir having activity pinch Hayne aft realising he had a taxi waiting extracurricular her house.

Hayne's barrister, Tim Game SC, told an entreaty proceeding successful April that nan female deleted messages betwixt herself and Hayne that demonstrated she had initially shown a intersexual liking successful him.

Disgraced NRL prima Jarryd Hayne's latest bid to overturn a condemnation for rape will beryllium decided aft his lawyers accused nan unfortunate of deliberately concealing evidence

The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal will present a ruling connected Wednesday complete whether Hayne (pictured, playing for Parramatta) was rightfully jailed connected charges of raping nan female connected nan nighttime of nan 2018 NRL Grand Final

He based on those and different messages deleted from nan woman's telephone amounted to deliberate concealment of nan facts.

'On our case, it is concealment of grounds connected a ample scale,' Game said.

'We opportunity concealment, of course, is nan aforesaid arsenic lying aliases deception.'

Georgina Wright SC, representing nan Crown, told nan aforesaid proceeding nan female had explained she regularly deleted matter messages and had not been selective astir what was deleted to 'curate nan narrative'.

Hayne's defence squad besides based on nan female should person been cross-examined connected why she allegedly told police, 'If those connection get out, I'm f----- and he will get off.'

Judge Graham Turnbull, who oversaw Hayne's 3rd trial, refused requests for nan female to beryllium cross-examined connected nan statement, saying it carried 'almost infinitesimal weight'.

In a announcement to appeal, Hayne's lawyers based on Judge Turnbull erred successful determining nan complainant should not beryllium compelled to springiness further evidence, saying it resulted successful a miscarriage of justice.

They further based on that nan blameworthy verdicts were unreasonable and not supported by nan evidence.

Hayne's condemnation followed a hung assemblage successful his first proceedings successful 2020 and a erstwhile entreaty overturning nan 2021 blameworthy verdict from his 2nd trial.


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