Sexual assault charges against NRL player Jack de Belin have been dropped after the jury in two separate trials failed to reach a verdict.

His co-accused Callan Sinclair has also been cleared.

Earlier this month the pair were found not guilty on one charge and the jury could not make a majority decision on the other five.

Jack de Belin arrives at Downing Centre Local & District Court in Sydney.
Sexual assault charges against NRL player Jack de Belin have been dropped by the DPP. (Steven Siewert)

The Director of Public Prosecutions will not pursue these five charges for a third time.

De Belin and Sinclair pleaded not guilty to all charges relating to the alleged assault of a then-19-year-old woman in a Wollongong unit in 2018.

The woman alleged she was sexually assaulted by the pair, however, de Belin and Sinclair insist the encounter was consensual.

This is likely to clear the path for de Belin to return to playing rugby league for the St George Illawarra Dragons, pending final approval from the NRL.



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