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Wallaby prop James Slipper banned for positive cocaine test

SYDNEY (AP) Australia test prop and Queensland Reds captain James Slipper has been suspended for two months for twice testing positive for cocaine.

Rugby Australia said Thursday that Slipper returned the positive tests from urine samples taken between February and May. He was also fined 27,500 Australian dollars ($20,800).

The 28-year-old Slipper has played 86 tests for Australia since 2010 and 95 matches for Queensland's Super Rugby side. The suspension means Slipper will not be available for the Wallabies' three-test series against Ireland in June.

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