Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has denied under oath that a woman who has accused him of rape told him to stop performing sexual acts on her, saying in the witness box that he also did not intend to injure her.
Hayne began giving evidence on Friday afternoon - the fifth day of his trial in Newcastle District Court over two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse without consent recklessly inflicting actual bodily harm.
The 32-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this month, which were levelled after a woman accused him of assaulting her using his finger and mouth when he visited a Fletcher home the night of the 2018 NRL grand final.
The woman - who cannot be named - was left with bleeding genitalia.
Dr Maria Nittis, an expert in treating alleged sexual assault victims, said on Friday photographs of the woman taken shortly after the encounter showed "very clear evidence" of an injury that "would have been very painful".
Earlier in the day, the court heard a phone conversation police recorded between Hayne and Mitchell Pearce in November, 2018, in which Hayne described some of his version of events to the Knights halfback.
In his evidence on Friday afternoon, Hayne told the court he first contacted the alleged victim in 2014 when she was a contestant in a modelling competition associated with State of Origin to "wish her good luck" but the pair did not resume their interactions until she sent him a message on social media on September 17, 2018.
Hayne said he and a friend travelled to Newcastle on the afternoon of September 29, 2018, for former NRL player Kevin Naiqama's bucks party - which continued until Hayne left Naiqama's home bound for Sydney the following night.
He told the court the tone had been "flirty" between he and the woman in 2018 and that she had sent him pictures of herself nude or semi-nude when he asked for them.
The court heard the pair chatted on social media and briefly spoke on the phone when Hayne arrived in Newcastle for the bucks party, with the woman asking when they could meet.
Hayne said he and the woman did not meet before the night of the 2018 NRL grand final, when he detoured through Fletcher to visit her during his taxi ride back to Sydney.
He said he told the taxi driver he needed to pick up a bag - not that he was planning on meeting a woman.
"I knew it was up in the air - best case scenario I would be having sex with her, worst case scenario I'd just introduce myself," he told the court.
Hayne said the woman's mother opened the front door and pointed him towards a bedroom, where he found the woman.
He said the mood was "awkward" when he lay on the bed next to her, so he put music on and sang.
"She was nervous so I thought I'd play a couple of my go-to songs on YouTube," he told the court.
Hayne said the woman saw the waiting taxi through a window and asked whether he intended to simply come to the house, have sex with her and leave - to which he replied that it was her decision.
Realising the NRL grand final was almost finished, Hayne tried unsuccessfully to access a broadcast on his phone and the woman's laptop, before he left her and watched the end of the match in the lounge room with the woman's mother.
During his recount that part of the evening, Hayne said he was jealous because he had had a chance to sign with the winning club - Sydney Roosters - in 2016.
He told the court he then returned to the bedroom, got onto the bed next to the woman and kissed her, saying she kissed him back. The court heard this progressed - at his initiation - and Hayne performed oral sex on the woman.
It was during this stage that Hayne said he found blood on his face - he said he told the woman his finger must have nicked her genitals.
"I was in total shock, you don't expect to have blood on your face," he said.
Hayne told the court he advised her to visit a doctor the following day if she was concerned - he then left for Sydney.
Defence barrister Phillip Boulten, SC, asked Hayne if the woman, as she said in her evidence earlier this week, had told him to stop during the encounter - Hayne replied: "no".
He will resume giving evidence on Monday morning.
Earlier in the day, the court heard a phone call between Hayne and Mitchell Pearce from November, 2018, in which Hayne told the Knights halfback he had enlisted a lawyer for possible defamation action against the woman.
In the call, one of a handful recorded by police and played in court, Pearce was heard asking about the allegation made against his NSW Blues teammate.
Hayne told Pearce the woman was "a full-blown weirdo" and described her becoming upset on the night of the alleged incident.
Hayne said there was blood during the encounter and that his "fingernail must have just clipped" her.
He said the woman "was filthy that I left".
The court heard that the NRL Integrity Unit tried to contact Hayne on November 15, 2018, and that the unit ultimately reported the matter to NSW Police. Hayne was arrested and charged that month.
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