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New Zealand Rugby League v Barry Tawera


Anti-doping – failure to provide a urine sample – defendant initially discarded urine sample and briefly left testing area – subsequently returned and provided another sample which tested negative – refusal to provide initial sample was clear breach of anti-doping rules – however, Tribunal found truly exceptional circumstances existed to justify a lesser penalty than the otherwise applicable two years’ suspension – period of one year’s ineligibility imposed.

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