Jarryd Hayne will plead not guilty to aggravated assault, lawyer says
Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne has been charged with aggravated sexual assault. (AAP: Nicki Short)
The lawyer for rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has told a Sydney court his client is innocent and will be pleading not guilty to a sexual assault charge.
The 30-year-old is accused of the aggravated sexual assault of a woman in the New South Wales Hunter region on the NRL grand final night in September.
Mr Hayne sat in the front row of the public gallery during his first appearance before court.
His bail will continue and he’s due to reappear before court in February next year.
More to come.