International rugby star wins appeal against sexual assault conviction - Ruck

International rugby star wins appeal against sexual assault conviction

Former Fiji sevens star Jarryd Hayne has won an appeal against his sexual assault convictions.

The former cross-code star was found guilty of attacking a 26-year-old woman in her New South Wales house on the night of the 2018 National Rugby League (NRL) grand final.

The 33-year-old was jailed for a maximum of five years and nine months last May.

But the state’s court of criminal appeal has quashed his convictions and ordered a retrial.

Mr Hayne’s legal team successfully argued his conviction had been based on “flawed” directions given to the jury.

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