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NRL star Jarryd Hayne tells court he thought sex was ‘best case scenario’ in sexual assault trial

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne went to a woman’s house with the ‘best case scenario’ intention of having sex after the pair exchanged ‘flirty’ messages, denying she ever said ‘no’ or ‘stop’, a court has been told.

The 35-year-old Dally M winner is facing the second week of his NSW District Court trial after pleading not guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault without consent.

Mr Hayne denies sexually assaulting the woman at her home on Newcastle’s outskirts in September 2018, on the night of the NRL Grand Final, claiming they engaged in consensual sexual acts.

The former footy star is accused of pulling off the woman’s pants before allegedly performing oral and digital sexual acts on her without her consent, causing cuts and substantial bleeding.

Hours of Mr Hayne’s recorded evidence is being played to the jury, in which the former Parramatta Eels told the court he said he ‘knew the woman was keen, sending flirty messages’.

Jarryd Hayne arrives at Downing District Court on Monday to front up for his alleged sexual assault charges

Hayne, pictured with wife Amellia Bonnici, told the court he believed sex with the alleged victim was the 'best case scenario' after they had exchanged 'flirty' texts

Hayne, pictured with wife Amellia Bonnici, told the court he believed sex with the alleged victim was the ‘best case scenario’ after they had exchanged ‘flirty’ texts

When asked what he intended to do while at the woman’s house, he said he ‘wasn’t sure’.

‘It was up in the air…best case scenario I would have sex with her, worst case I would introduce myself and that was it,’ Mr Hayne told his then-barrister in the evidence.

The jury heard Mr Hayne had paid a taxi $550 to take him from Newcastle to Sydney and stop at the woman’s house along the way.

He told the court the woman’s mum answered the door, which was ‘awkward’.

The court was told Mr Hayne went into the woman’s room and joined her on the bed before noticing she was ‘nervous’.

‘I tried to get a flow with the convo…I tried to make her feel comfortable,’ Mr Hayne said.

‘It was kind of weird to me the whole set up, speaking and flirting on the way there then the mum answered the door, and then I get there and it wasn’t the person I was speaking to and she was nervous.’

Hayne, a Dally M winner with the Eels, told the court it was 'awkward' when he arrived at the alleged victim's home

Hayne, a Dally M winner with the Eels, told the court it was ‘awkward’ when he arrived at the alleged victim’s home

The court heard while Mr Hayne was in the room, the woman looked outside her window to see the taxi waiting.

It is the crown case the woman refused to consent to sexual intercourse when she realised there was a taxi waiting outside.

Mr Hayne said the woman asked about the taxi and he ‘stared’ at her.

‘I answered in my head like, you knew I was going to Sydney, why is there the confusion?’ he told the court.

The woman then asked him: ‘Did you think you were just going to come and have sex?’

The former NRL star told the court he said he couldn’t remember exactly what he said but it was along the lines of: ‘It’s up to you really, whatever’.

The court was told Mr Hayne broke a slat in the bed with his knee.

Jarryd Hayne arrives at the Downing District Court in Sydney last week with his legal team, including Margaret Cunneen SC (left)

Jarryd Hayne arrives at the Downing District Court in Sydney last week with his legal team, including Margaret Cunneen SC (left)

Mr Hayne told the court he began kissing the woman, and testified she kissed him back before going on to perform cunnilingus and digital penetration

‘We’d flirted and all that stuff before so I thought in the moment it was fine,’ he said.

However, it is the crown case Mr Hayne forced the woman’s jeans off despite her efforts to pull them up as she said ‘no’ and ‘stop’.

According to Hayne’s version of events, the woman took off her own pants.

It was only about 30 seconds of sexual activity before the pair noticed the woman was bleeding.

According to Crown prosecutor John Sfinas, Mr Hayne is accused of being ‘forceful’ and ‘rough’.

Mr Hayne allegedly caused two lacerations to her genitalia – but he maintains that the injuries were an accident and he immediately apologised.

After washing himself in the ensuite bathroom, the court was previously told Mr Hayne promptly left, but he claims he stayed to ensure the woman she was going to be alright.

Hayne, pictured with wife Amellia Bonnici, was accused of being 'forceful' and 'rough' by the Crown prosecuter

Hayne, pictured with wife Amellia Bonnici, was accused of being ‘forceful’ and ‘rough’ by the Crown prosecuter¬†

The woman texted him shortly after, saying she was in physical pain.

‘I know I’ve talked about sex and stuff so much but I didn’t want to do that after knowing the taxi was waiting for you,’ the text read.

‘I thought you would have at least stayed. I am hurting really badly. I told my mum you got a nose bleed but I’m sitting here in my room crying because I feel weird.’

Hayne replied: ‘Go doctor tomorrow’.

Mr Hayne told the court when he received the message from the woman he was ‘fuming’.

‘I was fuming by that stage,’ he said.

‘Because I could see she was trying to make up something that wasn’t true, about her saying no and that I left straight away.’

On Monday, the court heard five phone taps which Mr Hayne had no idea were being recorded.

On November 15, Mr Hayne was recorded by police talking to an unnamed male about the allegations made to governing body the NRL Integrity Unit.

‘That sheila went to the NRL,’ Mr Hayne could be heard saying.

Calls Jarryd Hayne made to friends were played to the court, and in the recording he is heard telling former NSW teammate Mitchell Pearce that the girl 'wigged out', and was a 'weirdo'

Calls Jarryd Hayne made to friends were played to the court, and in the recording he is heard telling former NSW teammate Mitchell Pearce that the girl ‘wigged out’, and was a ‘weirdo’

‘Yeah, (journalist Danny Weidler) messaged me, (journalist Phil Rothfield) was chasing Beave (Hayne’s manager Wayne Beavis).’

He described the woman as a ‘weirdo’ and ‘cuckoo’.

On that same night he received a phone call from former teammate Mitchell Pearce, where the pair discuss the allegations.

Mr Pearce asked: ‘You under the pump? … Who’s this sheila coming out saying something about ya?’

He told Mr Pearce the woman’s name and said she was sending him ‘nudes on Snapchat’ in the weeks before the alleged incident.

Mr Hayne asked his former teammate to ask around to see if any of his Newcastle Knights teammates might know the woman.

‘I was in Newie, I was like ‘oh I’ll pop in on the way home’,’ Mr Hayne responded.

‘So I did that and then f***ing she was filthy cause the cab was out the front.’

‘I said ‘oh well mate, I’m only going to be here for, you know, a short time’. She just wigged out,’ Mr Hayne told his former teammate in the phone tap played to the jury.

‘And then like I watched a bit of the grand final with her old girl.’

Mr Hayne said after they ‘fooled around’ the woman began bleeding which he described as ‘weird’.

He said the woman ‘wigged out’ on the night, but later ‘flipped out’ and reported the matter to journalists.

Hayne, pictured celebrating a try in the Eels 2009 qualifying final win against the Dragons, told the court he watched a bit of the 2018 NRL grand final with the alleged victims mother

Hayne, pictured celebrating a try in the Eels 2009 qualifying final win against the Dragons, told the court he watched a bit of the 2018 NRL grand final with the alleged victims mother

The jury was played two more phone tapes, both of which came from the same conversation with another unnamed male where Mr Hayne called the woman a ‘young cow’ and ‘idiot’.

‘But you could tell she’s f***ing mate, just a weirdo mate, you know a young cow just carrying on,’ Mr Hayne said to the other man.

‘Like she’s f***ing texting me. I think she started to like me or something. Then because I brushed her, f***ing blowing up.’

Mr Hayne said he hadn’t been texting the woman since the alleged incident.

‘Cause I didn’t, you know what I mean, like didn’t really speak to her face, she was filthy,’ he said.

He added: ‘You know, you know, f***ing, you speak to them for a bit, they get attached and they think f***ing. Well mate you f***ing messaged me off Instagram, you idiot. Like Snapchat and that.

‘And then cause I’ve flicked her, she’s blown up.’

The trial continues before Judge Graham Turnbull.

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