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Let’s Talk Doping

Over the weekend it came out that Patrick Tuipulotu failed a doping test sometime last year. Here are my reactions to that news.

Here are my initial thoughts on the news that I first put out there on Periscope.

As more information became clear here’s my follow-up reaction as NZR had their hands tied and had not tried to bury the announcement. However in my opinion the process is not fit for purpose and World Rugby need to work with WADA on improving it.

For further reading, here a tweet including the NZR & NZRPA announcementWada’s FAQ section covering ‘Specified Substance’ and Suff’s article on this topic.

We finally heard that Patrick’s B sample came back clean and here is my response to that and what we have learnt over the last few days.

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