Jarryd Hayne was charged with sexual assault and found guilty.
Jarryd Hayne, a former NRL player, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman near Newcastle.
Hayne was found not guilty on additional offences, including recklessly causing real bodily harm, by the jury.
As the verdicts were delivered three days into the deliberations, Hayne remained silent.
On his way back to Sydney from a buck's weekend on NRL grand final day in 2018, Hayne met the woman on Instagram before stopping his taxi at her house.
The woman allegedly suffered two lacerations and bled profusely afterward, according to the court.
Hayne was given bail with a $50,000 surety and is expected to be sentenced on May 6.
Police in New South Wales laud a "brave survivor."
NSW Police Detective Superintendent Stacey Maloney has praised the woman who reported former NRL player Jarryd Hayne to police after he sexually abused her.
"What an amazing accomplishment for the survivor to go through this," she said.
Throughout the investigation, Detective Superintendent Maloney stressed the victim's "courage, strength, and steely disposition."
She also expressed gratitude to NSW Police for their diligence, and encouraged any other potential sexual harassment victims to come forward.
"We want to know, and we want people to come forward to us," she said. "We want to hear your story, and we want you to know that we trust you, and we will accompany you on your journey."