Hayne, who’s 33, was sentenced Thursday after being discovered responsible of “sexual intercourse without consent” in March.
A courtroom heard that he attacked an unnamed 26-year-old girl at her house in Newcastle, Australia, in 2018. He won’t be eligible for parole till 2025.
The New South Wales District Court confirmed the sentence to CNN.
The first jury within the case was discharged in December after failing to succeed in a verdict, CNN affiliate 7 News reported.
Hayne performed rugby league at a world stage, representing each Australia and his father’s nation of delivery, Fiji.
He performed practically 200 video games for the Sydney-based rugby group Parramatta Eels and twice gained the coveted Dally M Medal for participant of the 12 months, in 2009 and 2014.
He additionally had a short spell within the NFL, becoming a member of the San Francisco 49ers for one season in 2015, earlier than leaving to hitch Fiji’s rugby sevens group after which rejoining the Parramatta Eels. He left the group in 2018.
During the trial, the courtroom heard that the incident happened after Hayne arrived, drunk, on the sufferer’s house following a stag get together. He then carried out two intercourse acts towards her with out her consent.
7 News reported Judge Helen Syme as saying Hayne was “fully aware” that the lady didn’t consent.
“I do not accept the offender did not know, or hear, that the victim did not want to have sex with him,” Syme mentioned.
“He was fully aware the victim was not consenting and went ahead anyway.”
Hayne was discovered not responsible of two different costs of aggravated sexual assault with out consent and inflicting precise bodily hurt, 7 News reported.
The information outlet mentioned on Friday that Hayne had lodged a discover of intention to enchantment his conviction on the New South Wales Supreme Court.
He has 12 months to launch a proper enchantment and can stay in jail via the method.