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Touch New Zealand v Willie Morunga


Anti-doping – cannabis – recreational use – used cannabis at party two weeks before tournament – Mene / Koro principles applied – aggravating circumstances justifying suspension – defendant signed participation agreement with Touch NZ essentially agreeing not to use banned substances –defendant had also previously been in teams where anti-doping violations had occurred (including with cannabis) – Tribunal considered defendant knew rules around anti-doping but chose to ignore them – two month’s ineligibility imposed.

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