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Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne called his accuser a 'young cow' and described her as 'cuckoo', covert police phone taps played to a jury have revealed.
Mr Hayne, 35, was accompanied by his wife Amelia Bonnici as the second week of his NSW District Court trial began on Monday.
The ex-NSW and Parramatta fullback has denied sexually assaulting the woman at her Newcastle home on the night of the 2018 NRL grand final, pleading not guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault without consent.
According to Crown prosecutor John Sfinas, Mr Hayne is accused of being 'forceful' and 'rough' while performing oral and digital sex on the woman without her consent, causing cuts and substantial bleeding.
Mr Sfinas played a series of phone calls to Mr Hayne's phone in which he talked about the claims made against him by the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
The first call played to the court was made by NRL Integrity Unit chief investigator Karyn Murphy on November 15, 2018, more than six weeks after the alleged incident.
Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne (pictured) called his accuser a 'young cow' and described her as 'cuckoo', covert police phone taps played to a jury have revealed.
She left a message on the former Parramatta fullback's phone saying she wanted to discuss a matter with him.
'Hi Jarryd, Karyn Murphy from Integrity Unit, I just want you to give me a call when you get this message. I just want to talk to you about a matter,' she said.
The jury heard that several hours later and unknown to him, Mr Hayne was caught by a police sting talking to an unnamed male about the allegations that were made to the governing body.
'That sheila went to the NRL,' Mr Hayne could be heard saying.
'Yeah, (journalist Danny Weidler) messaged me, (journalist Phil Rothfield) was chasing Beave (Hayne's manager Wayne Beavis).'
The jury heard that Mr Hayne then described the alleged victim as a 'weirdo' and 'cuckoo'.
Two hours later Mr Hayne received a phone call from former NSW Origin teammate Mitchell Pearce and the pair had a conversation about the allegations.
Mr Pearce asked Mr Hayne: 'You under the pump? Who's this sheila coming out saying something about ya?'
'I was in Newie, I was like 'oh I'll pop in on the way home',' Mr Hayne responded.
'So I did that and then f***ing she was filthy cause the cab was out the front.
The ex-NSW and Parramatta fullback (pictured) has denied sexually assaulting the woman at her Newcastle home on the night of the 2018 NRL grand final, pleading not guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault without consent
'I said 'oh well mate, I'm only going to be here for, you know, a short time'. She just wigged out. And then like I watched a bit of the grand final with her old girl.'
He told Mr Pearce the alleged victim was sending him 'nudes on Snapchat' before the alleged incident.
Mr Hayne said after they 'fooled around' the woman began bleeding, which was 'weird'.
He said the woman 'wigged out' on the night before later 'flipping out' and calling the papers.
The jury was played two more phone taps, both of which came from the same conversation with another unnamed male where Mr Hayne called the woman a 'young cow' and 'idiot'.
'But you could tell she's f***ing mate, just a weirdo mate, you know a young cow just carrying on,' Mr Hayne said to the other man.
'Like she's f***ing texting me. I think she started to like me or something. Then because I brushed her, f***ing blowing up.'
Mr Hayne said he hadn't been texting the woman since the alleged incident.
'Cause I didn't, you know what I mean, like didn't really speak to her face, she was filthy,' he said.
He added: 'You know, you know, f***ing, you speak to them for a bit, they get