Hayne, who’s 33, was sentenced Thursday after being discovered responsible of “sexual intercourse with out consent” in March.
A courtroom heard that he attacked an unnamed 26-year-old girl at her house in Newcastle, Australia, in 2018. He is not going to 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 degree, representing each Australia and his father’s nation of beginning, Fiji.
He performed almost 200 video games for the Sydney-based rugby group Parramatta Eels and twice received 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 befell after Hayne arrived, drunk, on the sufferer’s house following a stag celebration. He then carried out two intercourse acts towards her with out her consent.
7 News reported Judge Helen Syme as saying Hayne was “absolutely conscious” that the lady didn’t consent.
“I don’t settle for the offender didn’t know, or hear, that the sufferer didn’t wish to have intercourse with him,” Syme stated.
“He was absolutely conscious the sufferer was not consenting and went forward 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 stated on Friday that Hayne had lodged a discover of intention to attraction his conviction on the New South Wales Supreme Court.
He has 12 months to launch a proper attraction and can stay in jail via the method.