25 Jul 2011

Police interview Hayne

10:42 am on 25 July 2011

Police have interviewed Parramatta rugby league star Jarryd Hayne and another man in Sydney afteran alleged assault at a Kings Cross nightclub early on Sunday morning.

Appealing for witnesses to the alleged incident, police confirmed they had spoken to a 23-year-old and 25-year-old .

They say two men aged 23 and 25 were at a nightclub about 1.20am and they're investigating allegations that the men became involved in an altercation, which resulted in the 25-year-old sustaining a cut about his eye.

The Eels are sticking by Hayne, 23, following a second incident in Kings Cross in three years.

The NRL club says the NSW State of Origin back retaliated to an assault, reportedly a headbutt, and made a complaint to police.

It is believed Hayne was out celebrating a friend's birthday, but the incident comes after Hayne was shot at in Kings Cross in 2008 following an altercation in another nightclub.

The Eels issueda statement saying the club had helped the five-eighth in reporting the incident.