19 Nov 2018

Jarryd Hayne hands himself into police after sexual assault allegations

8:11 pm on 19 November 2018

NSW Police have confirmed rugby league star Jarryd Hayne is being interviewed by detectives over an alleged sexual assault on the night of the NRL grand final.

Rugby league star Jarryd Hayne.

Rugby league star Jarryd Hayne. Photo: Photosport

The 30-year-old turned himself in at Ryde Police Station this afternoon and was arrested by officers.

The alleged sexual assault occurred on 30 September - this year's NRL grand final night - at a house in the NSW Hunter region.

The pair allegedly had sex and the woman told detectives she suffered injuries during the encounter.

It is understood the pair communicated through a series of messages on social media.

No charges have been laid and Hayne is yet to comment on the allegations.

Hayne, who began his career with the Parramatta Eels in 2006, left the club to chase his dream of playing professionally in America's NFL.

But his dream ended after one season with the San Francisco 49ers.

He then returned to the NRL after a failed attempt to join Fiji's Rugby Sevens team at the Rio Olympics, playing for the Gold Coast Titans.

Hayne returned to the Eels for the 2018 NRL season.