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Sailor faces doping ban - report

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Sailor has sat out recent matches after testing positive for cocaine.

SYDNEY, Australia -- A second urine sample from Wallaby winger Wendell Sailor has tested positive for cocaine, leaving the star rugby league convert facing a career-ending, mandatory two-year ban, The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday.

Sailor tested positive after playing for the NSW Waratahs against the Brumbies on April 16.

When the results were announced on May 12 the dual international was immediately stood down, pending the back-up test.

The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said Sailor, 32, could at best hope for a reduced one-year playing ban if he accepts the test results and names his drug suppliers or other players who could be involved.

The newspaper said it understood Sailor had not yet informed the Australian Rugby Union or the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authorities if he will accept the test findings or fight the doping charge in a drugs tribunal.

The Australian rugby union refused to comment on the report.

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