Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has shared a cheeky Instagram post with his wife, just a day before his lawyers argued to have his bail conditions relaxed.
The former footy legend did not appear in Sydney’s Downing Center District Court on Friday as his lawyer applied to have the conditions changed ahead of a long wait to face a jury.
However, he had been active on social media in the lead up to the court matter, posting a cheeky Instagram post with his wife Amellia Bonnici.
Ms Bonnici shared a photo which revealed the former Parramatta Eels fullback had eaten several heart-shaped chocolates behind her back.
“Didn’t want to eat them all,” the Instagram post read with a thinking emoji, tagging her husband.
Mr Hayne re-posted the story with a caption: “Helping you eat clean.”
Defense solicitor Lauren MacDougall faced court on Friday morning on behalf of the former footy star, changing his bail conditions so he no longer had to report to police.
Mr Hayne did not appear in court.
Up until April, he was required to report to Merrylands Police Station three times a week, where it was relaxed to just once.
Judge Timothy Gartelmann on Friday granted Ms McDougall’s application, which was unopposed by the crown.
Mr Hayne has consistently denied the allegations.
In March, the Director of Public Prosecutions announced it would elect to try Mr Hayne a third time
The trial is set to be held at Sydney’s Downing Center District Court starting on March 6 next year.