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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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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'

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

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'

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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