Semi Radradra's former partner has told a court how the NRL star punched her in the face during an argument, then afterwards confessed to their pastor that "I used my hands on her".
A tearful Perina Ting on Monday told the Parramatta Local Court that Radradra punched her on the cheek at their Telopea unit in western Sydney in November 2014 after an argument about her mother being unable to visit from Fiji.
Ms Ting said she had recently given birth and had wanted her mother to visit, but she wasn't able to because Radradra hadn't filled in the paperwork.
She said the couple argued about that, then Radradra became upset because she spoke to her mother for too long on the phone.
She smashed the phone on the wall and Radradra "stood up and he punched me", Ms Ting testified.
She said she locked herself in the toilet and heard Radradra call their pastor and ask him to come over.
"So the pastor came and he said 'What happened?' and Semi told him that we'd got in an argument and he punched me," she told the court.
She said Radradra told the pastor in Fijian that: "I used my hands on her."
The pastor spoke to the couple and said "This is your family, you should love them" and read bible verse, Ms Ting testified.
Radradra on Monday silently watched Ms Ting give her evidence. He is facing a hearing charged with two counts of common assault.
The second charge relates to an allegation he pushed Ms Ting against a wall and knocked her unconscious.
A third allegation that he kicked her in the stomach when she was pregnant has been dropped.
The hearing continues.
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