Hayne’s fresh look after exiting jail

Jarryd Hayne’s fresh look after leaving prison. Picture: NewsWire / John Appleyard

Former rugby league player Jarryd Hayne has been snapped with a fresh look days after leaving jail following a successful appeal of his rape convictions.

The 36-year-old former Parramatta Eel was released from prison on Tuesday after a court overturned his rape convictions for a second time.

Hayne spent more than a year behind bars after a jury found him guilty in April 2023 of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

Shedding his prison greens, a noticeably trimmer Hayne was spotted returning to a property in Merrylands in western Sydney on Friday.

Jarryd Hayne on his second day out of prison after his convictions were quashed. Picture: NewsWire / John Appleyard

Hayne is understood to be staying at the property and was seen in a Calvin Klein shirt, khaki slacks, and carrying a coffee keep-cup.

The former footy star’s new found freedom comes amid uncertainty around the prospect of a fourth trial into the allegations.

Hayne will return to court on July 26, giving the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions time to decide whether to retry the 36-year-old.

In an earlier statement, the ODPP said “any decision about a possible retrial will be made in accordance with the prosecution guidelines”.

Hayne has always denied the allegations.

Hayne was snapped in a Calvin Klein shirt and was noticeably thinner. Picture: NewsWire / John Appleyard
Jarryd Hayne pictured last year with wife, Amellia Bonnici. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Simon Bullard

The state’s highest court quashed Hayne’s conviction after it ruled the trial judge erred by not allowing further examination of the complainant.

Hayne has faced three trials now into allegations he sexually assaulted a woman at a Newcastle home on the night of the 2018 NRL Grand Final.

The first trial in 2021 resulted in a hung jury and thus not able to reach a verdict; the subsequent trial in 2021 found him guilty, but the verdict was overturned.