Lauaki the lout
25 Sep 2006
Yet another All Black has been disciplined after being involved in a pub brawl.
New Zealand loose forward Sione Lauaki was disciplined by Waikato on Monday after he punched an opponent outside an Auckland bar.
The Waikato Rugby Union refused to reveal what action it had taken against Lauaki after he punched Auckland reserve centre Roimata Hansell-Pune outside a bar after Waikato played Auckland on 16 September.
Lauaki was also in trouble in January after he assaulted a security guard in the northern city of Hamilton.
Waikato union chief executive Gary Dawson said he was “extremely disappointed and concerned that Sione has been involved in an incident of this nature”.
Dawson added the matter had been resolved with Lauaki apologising to Hansell-Pune. Lauaki was selected to play for the Hamilton-based Waikato in their victory against Wellington on Saturday.