Wallaby winger Wendell Sailor may be forced out of rugby union if his reported positive drugs test is confirmed.
Wallaby winger Wendell Sailor may be forced out of rugby union if his reported positive drugs test is confirmed.

Wendell?s rugby union future takes a nosedive



COFFS COAST rugby union fans holding onto that Wendell Sailor poster in the hope of getting it signed next time he's in town with the Wallabies may be waiting a very long time.

In fact maybe it's time to say goodbye to the poster forever.

The playing future of the Australia test winger has been left in doubt after he was stood down for an indefinite period following testing positive to a drug, allegedly cocaine.

Sailor, one of Australia's best-known and highest paid internationals, faces a maxi- mum ban of two years if found guilty.

The reaction to the news, both locally and nationally, has been mixed.

On one side are those who believe what Sailor does in his personal time is his own business, while on the other side are those who believe drugs have no place in sports and he should be held accountable.

Coffs Harbour's Linn Dalmazzo belongs to the latter group.

"He's a role model for kids, and if he gets a bad record then he should pay the price."

The question of whether drug testing should be a part of every workplace has also been raised, with many Sailor fans calling his ban unfair.

"How many people in another line of work would be out of a job if they were tested for drugs. If it doesn't affect your ability to perform the job then it is of no business to anyone else," Craig Harrison of Armidale said.

What do you think? Send your letters to the Coffs Coast Advocate, in 150 words or less, email editor@coffscoastadvocate.com.au



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