NRL star Jarryd Hayne is looking cheery as he checks in at a police station


A cheerful looking Jarryd Hayne has been spotted checking in with a local Western Sydney police station following his release from prison. 

The clip shared to TikTok on Wednesday afternoon shows the ex-NRL star smiling and giving the thumbs up as he chats with another man on a suburban street.

Hayne was released from Cooma Correctional Centre on February 16, his 34th birthday, after a NSW appeal court overturned his sexual assault convictions and ordered a third trial.

‘Jarryd Hayne checking in at Merrylands police station, ‘ TikTok user yeahthatshim captioned the video.

Jarryd Hayne chatting on the street as he reports to Merrylands police station in Sydney on Wednesday (pictured)

Jarryd Hayne chatting on the street as he reports to Merrylands police station in Sydney on Wednesday (pictured) 

Hayne’s bail conditions include that he must report to police three days a week.

A $20,000 surety was also paid and he is banned from going with 500m of any international point of departure.

He is also not allowed to enter the Newcastle local government area or attempt to make contact with the 26-year-old woman who alleges Hayne sexually assaulted her in her bedroom on the night of the 2018 NRL Grand Final. 

He is permitted to travel to the Central Coast to visit his family, but must otherwise reside with his partner Amellia Bonnici at her western Sydney home. 

Ms Bonnici recently gave birth to their second child. 

For now, Hayne appears to be trying to put his troubles behind him. In an Instagram post from Sydney fitness trainer Jazza Roberts, Hayne is seen holding one of Mr Roberts’s sons and beaming.

Mr Roberts has his arm around Hayne in the photo.  ‘Too much ages. Welcome Home and Happy Birthday Lb,’ Mr Roberts posted alongside the picture.

The pictured surfaced as a joke video was uploaded to TikTok by Covid-19 prankster Jon-Bernard Kairouz where he pretended to pick up Hayne ‘fresh out of prison’. 

In an Instagram post from Sydney fitness trainer Jazza Roberts (left), Hayne (right) is seen holding one of Mr Roberts's sons and beaming

In an Instagram post from Sydney fitness trainer Jazza Roberts (left), Hayne (right) is seen holding one of Mr Roberts’s sons and beaming

As part of Hayne's bail conditions he must report to police three days a week

As part of Hayne’s bail conditions he must report to police three days a week 

Hayne pictured on his release from Cooma Correctional Centre on February 16 after a NSW appeal court overturned his sexual assault convictions and ordered a third trial

Hayne pictured on his release from Cooma Correctional Centre on February 16 after a NSW appeal court overturned his sexual assault convictions and ordered a third trial

Ex-NRL players Reni Maitua, Joseph Paulo and Daniel Conn were among those to comment on Mr Roberts’s post with Hayne.

‘Welcome home bula,’ Mr Maitua commented.

Mr Conn posted clapping hands emojis. 

The video reposted by Mr Kairouz is captioned ‘Exclusive: Jarred (sic) Hayne getting picked up from prison.’

Mr Kairouz, a former lower grades rugby league player, became famous on social media for accurately predicting NSW Covid cases for five days in a row on TikTok in July 2021. 

A number of people commenting on the post noted that the video was not from when Hayne was released from prison. 

In the video Hayne and Mr Kairouz are seen doing their own version of ‘carpool karaoke’, singing ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra. 

Hayne was released after nine months in custody at Cooma, 400km south-west of Sydney, having been sentenced in May 2021 to at least three years and eight months behind bars after he was found guilty of two charges of sexual intercourse without consent. 

Hayne is seen reporting to Merrylands police station in Sydney's west as part of his bail conditions after being released from Cooma Correctional Centre on February 16

Hayne is seen reporting to Merrylands police station in Sydney’s west as part of his bail conditions after being released from Cooma Correctional Centre on February 16

It’s unclear as yet whether the NSW Department of Public Prosecutions will try and make Hayne face a third trial.  

A jury in Hayne’s first trial could not reach a verdict, but in March 2021 during his second trial, the jury found beyond reasonable doubt Hayne had sexually assaulted the woman.  

He was one of the biggest stars in rugby league after a stellar career with the Parramatta Eels and NSW Blues. 

But a decision in 2014 to chase a dream by trialling with the San Francisco 49ers in America’s National Football League was unsuccessful.

Though he returned to the NRL in stints with the Gold Coast Titans and the Eels, Hayne was never the same player and retired from the game in 2018.

Amellia Bonnici, the mother of Hayne's children and his wife, stood by him despite the rape conviction

Amellia Bonnici, the mother of Hayne’s children and his wife, stood by him despite the rape conviction

Hayne (right) and Ms Bonnici leave the Downing Centre District Court in March 2021 during his second trial on the sexual assault allegations

Hayne (right) and Ms Bonnici leave the Downing Centre District Court in March 2021 during his second trial on the sexual assault allegations

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