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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11┬░C

# Drugs in Rugby

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# Drugs in Rugby
Welsh rugby player banned for four years after failed drugs test
Ystalyfera RFC’s Jesse Patton tested positive for metendienone.
# Drugs in Rugby
Ex-Springbok hooker handed eight-year doping ban after third positive test
33-year-old Chiliboy Ralepelle won 25 caps for South Africa.
# Drugs in Rugby
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.
# Horrified
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.
# Drugs in Rugby
Three New Zealand rugby players banned for doping violations
All three suspensions are for two-year periods.
# Drugs in Rugby
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.’
# Drugs in Rugby
'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.
# hardie buck
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.
# Doping
'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.
# Drugs in Rugby
Four New Zealand rugby players banned for doping offences
A New Zealand Sevens international and a former Black Fern have been suspended.
# violation
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.
# Interview
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.
# Drugs in Rugby
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.