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Hayne set to return to Parramatta Eels training but this will be no fresh start

January 1, 2018 11:28 pm

Fiji Bati star Jarryd Hayne is expected to press ahead with his long awaited return to Parramatta training this week, despite a rape allegation from a US civil suit hanging over his head.

Hayne is due to turn out in Eels’ colors for the first time in more than three years as the prodigal son makes his comeback to the club where he first wove his magic in 2006.

However any hopes Hayne had of a fresh start at Parramatta in the new year were diminished in December, when a woman known only as ‘Ms V’ brought a civil suit against the 29-year-old in California.

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Regardless, the ongoing saga is likely to overshadow Hayne’s return to Eels training, after he signed with the club following his World Cup stint with Fiji
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However the woman is now pursuing the two-time Dally M winner on claims of sexual battery, gender violence, infliction of emotional distress and negligence.

Hayne was signed in August 2016 by the then-NRL-owned Gold Coast Titans, who have also claimed they were unaware of the investigation at the time.

Hayne hasn’t appeared in Parramatta colors since September 2014, before his shock announcement a month later that he would pursue a career in the US.

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