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Huget faces anti-doping hearing
December 15, 2011
Bayonne winger Yoann Huget was excluded from the France squad ahead of the World Cup © Getty Images
Bayonne winger Yoann Huget is poised to discover whether he must serve another ban for breaking dope testing regulations earlier this year.
The 24-year-old served a three-month suspension earlier this year for failing to inform anti-doping officials of his movements and missing three tests. However, a hearing at the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) in Paris later today will decide whether he must serve an additional ban of up to two years, in line with the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Huget originally accepted that he was at fault, putting the missed tests down to his own negligence but was subsequently excluded from France's Rugby World Cup training squad. However, he returned to domestic action for Bayonne at the end of last month and has played three matches since.
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