NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Former NRL player Jarryd Hayne appears at Newcastle Court ahead of alleged sexual assault case on May 15, 2019 in Newcastle Australia. (Photo by Peter Lorimer/Getty Images)

The NRL will strip Jarryd Hayne of his Dally M awards if his appeal against his sexual assault conviction is unsuccessful.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald's Danny Weidler, the NRL will strip Hayne of his 2009 and 2014 Dally M awards as the game can not associate itself with Hayne if the conviction stands.

Hayne was found guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent and a judge has described his prospects of jail as inevitable.

However, it is reported Hayne will appeal any convictions.

Hayne will become the first player stripped of the award if the NRL decides to take action following any conviction.


  1. OPINION: While don’t condone what he has been found guilty of. What he did to achieve the Dally M awards shouldn’t have anything to do with his life outside of his time playing. The NRL has already profited immensely via promotion of Hayne NRL video footage etc for many, many years. It’s a dumb as saying you won’t listen or allow Michael Jackson’s music to be played. Can’t watch re-runs of Hey Dad! or the Cosby Show etc. The list of things similar to this is never ending…

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