2022-04-22 04:24:00

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne will now only have to report to police one day a week as opposed to three, a court has ordered.

He is currently facing a year-long wait for his third sexual assault trial after a judge refused his application for the proceedings to be held in Newcastle.

On Friday, Hayne was granted more relaxed bail conditions.

The reviewed conditions will require Mr Hayne to report to Merrylands Police Station each Friday between the hours of 5am and 10pm.

Jarryd Hayne has been reporting at Merrylands Police Station three days a week since he was released from jail in February. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dylan CokerSource: News Corp Australia

Previously, he was required to report every second day of the week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Last year, a jury found the former Dally-M winner guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at her Newcastle home on NRL grand final night in 2018.

He has consistently denied the allegations.

He has twice faced a jury over the allegations – his first trial in Newcastle in late 2020 ended in a hung jury.

The second trial resulted in a jury returning a guilty verdict on two counts of sexual assault.

Hayne was sentenced to a jail sentence of five years and nine months.

Earlier this year the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction and he walked free of jail on February 15.

In March, the Director of Public Prosecutions announced they would elect to try Mr Hayne a third time

The trial is set to be held at Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court starting on March 6 next year.

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Source by [graycupnews.com]

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