7 May 2010

Nonu reprimanded for swearing in interview

6:21 am on 7 May 2010

All Blacks and Hurricanes rugby player Ma'a Nonu will have to carry out a community project as part of his punishment for using foul language in a radio interview.

Nonu made the comments immediately after the Hurricanes' win over the Chiefs last weekend.

The New Zealand Rugby Union's general manager of professional rugby, Neil Sorensen, met Nonu on Thursday and said the incident breached the players' employment agreement.

He said Nonu will have to carry out a community project, including a school visit, to talk about the responsibilities of being a professional rugby player.

Mr Sorensen said the player has taken responsibility for his actions and issued a public apology.