SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03: Jarryd Hayne speaks during a press conference after Parramatta Eels training at Old Saleyards Reserve on January 3, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Troubled fullback Jarryd Hayne has returned to training with Parramatta in the wake of serious rape allegations.

Civil lawsuit papers filed in the Santa Clara County court alleged that Hayne engaged in non-consensual sexual intercourse with a Santa Clara woman in December 2015.

Hayne fronted the media today, only to deflect most questions.

Subsequently, Hayne’s lawyer released the following statement.

It’s unexpected of Hayne to address the issue, previously avoiding questioning after he arrived at the airport.

The allegations aimed at Hayne are claims of sexual battery, gender violence, infliction of emotional distress and negligence.

Hayne failed to notify neither Gold Coast or Parramatta of the investigation at the time, meaning Hayne will be heavily questioned by the integrity unit.

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