Former superstar Jarryd Hayne launches prison escape bid

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Jarryd Hayne has launched one more bid for freedom.

The former NRL star’s future now lies in the hands of veteran lawyer Tim Game SC – the New South Wales legal man who is regarded as one of Australia’s best appeals lawyers – and someone who charges as much as $14,000 a day for the privilege.

Hayne will appear on Zoom at the Court of Criminal Appeal after being found guilty of sexual assault of a woman he met on social media back in 2018.

The 33-year-old was sentenced to a maximum of five years and nine months, with a minimum of three years and eight months to be served before there can be any conversations about an early release.

In a previous interview with News Corp, one Director of Public Prosecutions lawyer said: “He (Game) is able to find fault in others’ decisions and convince a panel of judges he’s right. That’s not easy to specialise in.”

Hayne will be using a “legal argument” in a frontal bid for his appeal after he was found guilty by the District Court of forcing oral and digital sex on a woman inside her Newcastle home back on Grand Final night in 2018.

Hayne told the court at the time that the sex was consensual and the woman’s injuries were accidental.

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