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Mr Salmon Rutgert Van Huyssteen (hereinafter the “Appellant” or the “Athlete”) is a South African rugby player born in March 1996, who, at the time when he tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substance “norandrotestosterone”, was (and still is) a player of the “Blue Bulls” U-18 rugby team. The Blue Bulls is a team competing in the national “Currie Cup” and is the primary provider of the “Bulls”, one of the most prominent South African rugby teams.

World Rugby (hereinafter also “WR” or the “Respondent”), is an international association of national rugby associations/federations, with its seat in Dublin (Ireland), and is the governing body of rugby worldwide, dealing with all matters relating thereto and exercising regulatory, supervisory and disciplinary functions over national associations, clubs, officials and players belonging to its affiliates. The South African Rugby Union (hereinafter “SARU”) is the national representative federation for the sport of rugby in South Africa and is affiliated to WR. The Respondent, formerly named the International Rugby Board (hereinafter “IRB”), was rebranded WR on 18 November 2014.

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