8 Apr 2010

Lauaki on final warning with New Zealand Rugby Union

6:40 pm on 8 April 2010

The rugby career of former All Black Sione Lauaki is hanging by a thread with the New Zealand rugby union puttnig him on a final warning.

The Chiefs number eight Lauaki appeared in court last month, pleading guilty to an assault charge.

He'll be sentenced early next month.

On Tuesday the New Zealand Rugby Union carried out its own hearing into the matter and fined Lauaki and also gave him a one match suspension, which he's already served.

The NZRU's, general manager of professional rugby, Neil Sorensen says Lauaki has a history such conduct and he's been given a final warning.