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Hayne to front media for first time allegation

11:30 Wed Jan 03, 2018


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Report by: Meli Tavaga

Fiji Bati star Jarryd Hayne is set to face questions about his rape allegation when he fronts media after his first training session since returning to NRL club Parramatta.

The star player has denied in a written statement claims in a US civil suit he raped a 29-year-old woman in late 2015 during his stint in the NFL.

It is unknown whether he will address the allegations today having previously dodged reporters at Sydney airport upon his return from an overseas trip.

The 29-year-old Hayne will train this morning before holding a press conference at 4.45pm NZT, just over a month after his defection from the Gold Coast.

His donning of Eels colors for the first time in more than three years has been overshadowed by the allegations, filed in a civil suit which alleges he took the complainant back to his California home and raped her while she was drunk.

The Eels have claimed they were unaware of the allegations when they signed him last month.



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