Sentencing for the man who knocked out Bay of Plenty Steamer's player Simon Chisholm has been adjourned.

Uenuku Pieta, 22, is now due to be sentenced in Tauranga District Court on February 13, 2013.

Pieta pleaded guilty to assault with intent to injure in October.

He punched Chisholm during a premier grade rugby match in July.

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