Uenuku Pieta was penalized twice for his indiscretion, one from the BOP Rugby Union which banned him from playing for 48months and the other from the Tauranga Police which resulted in the court giving him home detention.
Uenuku Pieta acknowledges he punched Simon Chisholm but it is said it was in retaliation to Simon Chisholm niggling him.
Te Puna Rugby Club member Haywood Kuka said the club tried to appeal the decision but Uenuku Pieta asked the rugby to withdraw the appeal.
Haywood Kuka also said, it was the father of Simon Chisholm who laid an assault complaint with police, hence the current outcomes.
E rua nga whakawhiu kua tau ki runga i a Uenuku Pieta rua tekau ma rua tau tona pakeke, tetahi na Te Uniana Whutuporo Waiariki kia kaua e takaro mo nga marama wha tekau ma waru me nga Pirihimana o Tauranga, otira kia mauhere ki te kainga kia whakautu i to te Koti Ture i whakarite. Hoi ano kei te whakaae a Uenuku Pieta ki te hamene nana a Simon Chisholm i mekea engari he whakautu ki nga tukino a Simon Chisholm i whakaparahako i a ia.