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# Drugs in Rugby

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Welsh rugby player banned for four years after failed drugs test
Ystalyfera RFC’s Jesse Patton tested positive for metendienone.
Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test
33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.
World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport
CEO Brett Gosper did admit to some concerns about ‘community’ levels of the game.
Six-month ban for Johnson after consuming wife's fat-burning supplement
The ban has been backdated and the Wasps man will be free to play from the start of the upcoming season.
Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations
All three suspensions are for two-year periods.
IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis
‘You look into the circumstances and weigh up the individual, then you make a decision.’
'I think it confirms there isn't a serious doping issue at the top level of the game'
We spoke to World Rugby’s anti-doping general manager, Mike Earl, about last year’s results.
Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban
The Edinburgh flanker was suspended for three months for alleged cocaine use.
'He served his ban. Every person on this planet makes mistakes'
Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler was banned for two years in 2015 after a positive drugs test.
Four New Zealand rugby players banned for doping offences
A New Zealand Sevens international and a former Black Fern have been suspended.
Welsh rugby player gets 4-year ban for anti-doping violation
It is the second longest ban ever handed to a Welsh rugby player for a doping offence.
Benezech's claims about drugs in rugby 'exaggerated,' says former teammate Castaign├Ęde
The ex-French international also gave his thoughts on the recent George North head injury controversy.
Two-year ban for South African rugby player after positive test for steroids
Gerbrandt Grobler has admitted his guilt and will not contest the sanction.