A jury has found NRL footballer Jack de Belin not guilty of one charge of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman, but could not agree on five other counts before the court.
Six days after they retired to deliberate, the jury of eight men and four women were dismissed at about 3pm on Monday after they returned hung verdicts to most of the charges facing the 30-year-old St George Illawarra forward and his co-accused Callan Sinclair.
"Definitely not, Your Honour," the jury foreperson replied to a question about unanimous verdicts being reached with further deliberations.
After hearing that and reading each juror was "firm and resolute" in their own verdicts, Judge Nicole Noman on Monday afternoon asked them to consider if any verdicts could be reached 11-to-1. They said no.
According to AAP, the charge the men were found not guilty of relates to anal sex.
De Belin testified the action behind the charge was accidental and he apologised soon after.
This is the second time the pair have faced trial over these rape allegations, and they now face the prospect of a third trial.
De Belin, 30, and Sinclair, 24, each pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in a North Wollongong unit in December 2018.