Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been accused of catching a taxi to the home of a woman he had never met because he expected to have sex.
Crown prosecutor Brian Costello put it to Hayne on Monday during his rape trial in the Newcastle District Court that he left a bunch of his footy mates during half-time of the 2018 NRL grand final to head to the woman's home with expectations of having sexual intercourse.
"I honestly don't understand the question," Hayne replied.
"Sydney was the reason I got in the cab."
Hayne said he did not understand what difference it made if he left the bucks party before or after the game.
Hayne had been on his way home to Sydney after a two-day bucks party for rugby league player Kevin Naiqama in Newcastle when he decided to pop in to the woman's nearby home on September 30, 2018 - the night of the grand final.
He had told the jury on Friday he believed it was "up in the air" if he was going to have sex with the woman when he got in the taxi.
Mr Costello asked Hayne on Monday why he had left some fellow players in the middle of the grand final to go to Sydney.
Hayne said not all the players were interested in watching the game after a long season.
"I was only interested in the result, not the game," Hayne said.
"I wasn't watching it intently."
Hayne agreed he wasn't in a rush given he had time to stop off at the woman's house on the way to Sydney.
Hayne had earlier told the court he understood "no" means "no".
He said if the woman had told him "No", "No Jarryd", "Jarryd stop", he would have known she was not consenting and would have respected her decision.
Hayne agreed even if the woman had consented to some sexual activity at the start, she was entitled to tell him to stop at any time.
"She never said 'no'," Hayne told the jury.
"None of that happened."
Hayne agreed the woman never sent him messages specifically inviting him to come around to her house for sex but there were "promising signs".
Mr Costello had earlier asked Hayne about his height and weight and how much he could bench press back in 2018 when he was playing for the Parramatta Eels before the alleged rape.
The alleged victim weighed 48kg and was 156cm tall.
Hayne said he was 188cm tall, weighed 103-104kg and could bench press a maximum 110kg.
He claimed he knew the woman didn't want to have sex with him in her bedroom but he wanted to please her sexually.
Hayne said the sexual activity was consensual and he believed he must have accidentally cut the woman's vagina with his fingernail.
Hayne, who had paid a taxi driver $550 to take him to Sydney before asking her to stop at the woman's house, had been exchanging flirty messages for almost a fortnight with her after she sent him a message saying, 'You are absolutely gorgeous x'.
Mr Costello said Hayne had stayed for about 45 minutes at her house, committed two sex acts on her and caused two separate injuries to her genitalia.
The woman, now aged 28, said she became angry when she realised Hayne had a taxi waiting outside, and was just expecting to have sex and leave.
She said Hayne was drunk and tried to kiss and touch her but when she said "no", he pushed her head into the pillow, pulled her pants off and attacked her, ignoring her pleas to stop.
She said Hayne only stopped when there was blood everywhere, including on his hands and face.
The woman later sent text messages to a girlfriend saying she thought Hayne had bitten her vagina and she felt violated after telling Hayne "no" and "stop".
Hayne, 32, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual assault inflicting actual bodily harm.
The trial continues on Tuesday.
Australian Associated Press