NRL player Jarryd Hayne’s matter regarding the alleged sexual assault of a woman in the Hunter Valley on grand final night has been held over to April following a brief mention in Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday.
Mr Hayne, 30, was charged with aggravated sexual assault and inflicting actual bodily harm after he handed himself in to Ryde police station in November.
He has previously indicated he would plead not guilty to the charges.
A Newcastle court heard on Wednesday that a brief of evidence against Hayne had been served, however there were still some outstanding matters to be addressed.
Police allege the assault of the 26-year-old woman took place in a Hunter Region home on September 30, grand final night.
The alleged victim said she suffered injuries during a sexual encounter with Mr Hayne and that she had photographs to back up her allegations.
It is understood the woman was interviewed by the NRL's integrity unit before the matter was referred to police.
Mr Hayne had been excused from attending and did not appear when his matter was mentioned in Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday.
The matter is due to return to Newcastle Local Court on April 3 and Mr Hayne was again excused from attending.
The one-time NFL player will remain on strict conditional bail.