Jack de Belin faces the prospect of a third trial over rape allegations after a Sydney jury returned hung verdicts to most charges.
The St George Illawarra forward, 30, and Callan Sinclair, 24, have each pleaded not guilty to five counts alleging they sexually assaulted a woman in a North Wollongong unit in December 2018.
After a week of deliberations, the Sydney District Court jury acquitted the men of one charge.
But it was unable to return unanimous or 11-to-1 verdicts on the other four charges against each accused, the jury foreperson testified.
Judge Nicole Noman discharged the jury about 3pm.
Australian Associated Press