Piri Weepu

Former All Black Piri Weepu pleads guilty to drink driving

The 34-year-old was charged with driving with excess breath alcohol on Victoria Street in Petone on 15 July.

The 2011 World Cup star tweeted that he was due in Hutt Valley Distric Court this morning and would plead guilty.

He has since done so and was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for six months.

Weepu had initially fought for name suppression.

The former Hurricanes star played 73 tests for the All Blacks from 2004-2013.


Weepu hangs up his boots

The 71 test veteran has announced his decision on Instagram saying "it's been an honour and a privilege to have played footy over the years."

Weepu made his provincial debut in 2003 for Wellington, playing with the Lions until 2011 when he switched to Auckland from 2012-2014.

The 34 year-old made 124 Super Rugby appearances - 84 for the Hurricanes and 40 for the Blues.

His All Black career included playing a leading role in New Zealand's World Cup triumph in Auckland in 2011.