21 Dec 2023

Should an amateur athlete be banned for using cocaine?

From Nights, 10:18 pm on 21 December 2023

Waikato rugby league player Evaan Reihana - the son of Waikato rugby legend Bruce Reihana - has copped a 3-month ban for taking cocaine.

Drug Free Sport NZ acknowledged Reihana used the drug recreationally and wasn't seeking a competitive advantage, but because the drug is on the prohibited substances list, its hands were tied.

Jamie Wall is a sports reporter with RNZ and he joins Mark Leishman.