NRL star's mum jailed for casino assault

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The mother of Brisbane Broncos prop Payne Haas will be behind bars for a month after assaulting security staff at the Star Casino.

Uiatu "Joan" Taufua, 46, pleaded guilty in Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday to punching and spitting at security staff at the casino in May.

The mother of nine was sentenced to nine months in jail, suspended on October 1 after serving one month in custody.

It is not Taufua's first brush with the law after being handed a suspended sentence in May 2019 over a violent road rage attack where she verbally and physically attacked a delivery driver.

On that occasion, Taufau had two of her children in the car when she attacked the driver who suffered severe facial injuries including a fractured cheekbone, a hole in his lip and a deviated nose.