The gruesome injury initially forced Jona Nareki from the field, before he returned late on.
The man shot a video of himself riding in the passenger seat of a truck and can be heard urging the driver to hit the cyclist.
It’s a day many North Otago locals thought might never come, with high costs originally predicted for the project.
The 400kg males can deliver a bite up to seven times more powerful than a dog, and can move surprisingly fast over the sand.
The Employment Relations Authority has found Corrections didn't do enough to stop the assault happening in the first place,
"Bridges would have realised that at some point he was going to have to confront Ross. To delay that day of reckoning was to damage both himself and the party," writes our columnist.