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#Drugs in Rugby

# drugs-in-rugby - Monday 6 July, 2020

Welsh rugby player banned for four years after failed drugs test
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Welsh rugby player banned for four years after failed drugs test

Jul 6th 2020, 3:39 PM 18,173 Views 6 Comments

Ystalyfera RFC’s Jesse Patton tested positive for metendienone.

# drugs-in-rugby - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test
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Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test

Updated Jul 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 23,392 Views 32 Comments

33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.

# drugs-in-rugby - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport
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World Rugby confident there's no 'systematic doping problem' in the sport

Sep 17th 2019, 12:00 PM 20,540 Views 27 Comments

CEO Brett Gosper did admit to some concerns about ‘community’ levels of the game.

# drugs-in-rugby - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Six-month ban for Johnson after consuming wife's fat-burning supplement
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Six-month ban for Johnson after consuming wife's fat-burning supplement

Jul 26th 2018, 9:46 PM 14,972 Views 7 Comments

The ban has been backdated and the Wasps man will be free to play from the start of the upcoming season.

# drugs-in-rugby - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations
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Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations

Jul 24th 2018, 10:16 AM 21,308 Views 17 Comments

All three suspensions are for two-year periods.

# drugs-in-rugby - Thursday 21 June, 2018

IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis
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IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis

Jun 21st 2018, 2:00 AM 5,671 Views 15 Comments

‘You look into the circumstances and weigh up the individual, then you make a decision.’

# drugs-in-rugby - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'I think it confirms there isn't a serious doping issue at the top level of the game'
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'I think it confirms there isn't a serious doping issue at the top level of the game'

Apr 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 22,553 Views 18 Comments

We spoke to World Rugby’s anti-doping general manager, Mike Earl, about last year’s results.

# drugs-in-rugby - Monday 5 March, 2018

Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban
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Scotland coach Blair says 'it would be silly' not to recall John Hardie after ban

Mar 5th 2018, 5:19 PM 8,659 Views 23 Comments

The Edinburgh flanker was suspended for three months for alleged cocaine use.

# drugs-in-rugby - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'He served his ban. Every person on this planet makes mistakes'
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'He served his ban. Every person on this planet makes mistakes'

Jan 10th 2018, 11:40 AM 40,261 Views 50 Comments

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
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Four New Zealand rugby players banned for doping offences

Jan 10th 2018, 12:09 AM 14,729 Views 11 Comments

A New Zealand Sevens international and a former Black Fern have been suspended.

# drugs-in-rugby - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Welsh rugby player gets 4-year ban for anti-doping violation
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Welsh rugby player gets 4-year ban for anti-doping violation

Aug 25th 2015, 2:32 PM 9,619 Views 22 Comments

It is the second longest ban ever handed to a Welsh rugby player for a doping offence.

# drugs-in-rugby - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Benezech's claims about drugs in rugby 'exaggerated,' says former teammate Castaignède
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Benezech's claims about drugs in rugby 'exaggerated,' says former teammate Castaignède

Feb 12th 2015, 7:45 AM 4,598 Views 3 Comments

The ex-French international also gave his thoughts on the recent George North head injury controversy.

# drugs-in-rugby - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Two-year ban for South African rugby player after positive test for steroids
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Two-year ban for South African rugby player after positive test for steroids

Feb 4th 2015, 10:54 AM 5,946 Views 13 Comments

Gerbrandt Grobler has admitted his guilt and will not contest the sanction.