Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne is because of face a jury in a matter of weeks for his third sexual assault trial.
The previous footy legend didn’t seem in Sydney’s Downing Centre District Courtroom on Monday as legal professionals confirmed the trial can be going forward on March 6.
Defence solicitor Lauren MacDougall confronted court docket on behalf of Mr Hayne.
She instructed the court docket she can be making use of to recall the complainant to offer proof within the new trial.
Decide Warwick Hunt confirmed the trial date.
“The accused has put the crown on discover that it seeks to recall the complainant,” Decide Hunt mentioned earlier than adjourning the matter for one week for pre-trial orders to be made.
Mr Hayne’s trial in March would be the third over allegations he sexual assaulted a lady in Newcastle in 2018.
Following three days of deliberations by a jury, he was final yr discovered responsible of sexually assaulting a lady at her Newcastle house on NRL grand closing night time in 2018.
He was subsequently sentenced by Decide Helen Syme to 5 years and 9 months jail, with a non-parole interval of three years and eight months.
The previous Dally M winner and ex-NFL convert sat in Cooma Correctional Centre for 9 months earlier than the state’s highest court docket, the Courtroom of Prison Enchantment, quashed his conviction and ordered a retrial.
Mr Hayne walked out of jail on February 15 in time to rejoice his thirty fourth birthday.
The primary trial in Newcastle in late 2020 resulted in a hung jury.
Mr Hayne has persistently denied the allegations.