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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 18,143 Views 6 Comments

Ystalyfera RFC’s Jesse Patton tested positive for metendienone.

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 23,301 Views 32 Comments

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

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 20,506 Views 27 Comments

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

Jul 26th 2018, 9:46 PM 14,960 Views 7 Comments

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
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Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations

Jul 24th 2018, 10:16 AM 21,256 Views 17 Comments

All three suspensions are for two-year periods.

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 5,665 Views 15 Comments

‘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'
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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 22,529 Views 18 Comments

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
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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 8,655 Views 25 Comments

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

'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 40,208 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 14,724 Views 11 Comments

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

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 9,614 Views 22 Comments

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

Feb 12th 2015, 7:45 AM 4,586 Views 3 Comments

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

Feb 4th 2015, 10:54 AM 5,941 Views 13 Comments

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