NRL player Jack de Belin “didn’t take no for an answer” when he allegedly raped a teenager with his friend Callan Sinclair in 2018, a Sydney court has heard.
- An earlier trial could not be concluded
- This trial is expected to last for about three weeks
- The rugby league players do not deny having sex with the woman
The pair are accused of raping the 19-year-old woman in Wollongong after a Christmas pub crawl.
Mr de Belin, 30, and Mr Sinclair, 24, have both pleaded not guilty to five counts of aggravated sexual assault.
The jury has been told it will hear evidence from a previous trial which did not conclude.
Crown prosecutor David Scully told the court the woman “was dead inside” and “numb” during the assault which is alleged to…