Matson scrum-half ≈ has been suspended for two years from all sport after testing positive for cocaine.
Stokes tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substance Benzolecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine. He was tested following a match between Matson and Clevedon on March 11, 2017.
The national anti-doping panel said: “The conclusion reached by the panel is based upon the common ground between the parties, in particular the player’s case that the ingestion was not intentional.
“The period of ineligibility imposed upon the player shall therefore be a period of two years.”