A Wellington-contracted rugby player has been banned from the game for two weeks, after admitting to using an illicit substance following a club game celebration.
The Wellington Rugby Football Union (WRFU) and New Zealand Rugby were made aware of the incident after a social media video was shared, a WRFU statement said.
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Two club players - one a contracted Wellington player - used an illicit substance, which was caught on camera.
At a misconduct meeting, the contracted player was warned and suspended from all rugby - including training, for two weeks.
The player was remorseful and volunteered to undertake counselling and volunteer time at his club.
"There is no place for illicit substances in rugby," WRFU chief executive Matt Evans said. "We are incredibly disappointed this has happened."
Stuff reported the players were caught snorting the illicit substance off the Swindale Shield.
A WRFU spokesman refused to name the player involved, Stuff reports.