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19 Jan 2017 21:29

yaco wrote:An Australian NRL player Ryan Mullens positive to steroids - Surprised there haven't been more cases.

Wow, extremely unlucky. If he was from QLD I don't doubt that it would have been swept straight under the carpet though. *Cough* Dave Taylor *Cough*.
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12 Feb 2017 13:00

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2017/02/12/sione-lauaki-retired-new-zealand-forward-dies-aged-35/

Kidneys and heart. The Polynesian tribes seem to have a problem with creatine and other assorted substances. On a slightly different note. Did anyone see Brian O'Driscoll commentating on ITV before Italy v Ireland? The lantern jaw is scary.
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13 Feb 2017 22:08

buckle wrote:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2017/02/12/sione-lauaki-retired-new-zealand-forward-dies-aged-35/

Kidneys and heart. The Polynesian tribes seem to have a problem with creatine and other assorted substances. On a slightly different note. Did anyone see Brian O'Driscoll commentating on ITV before Italy v Ireland? The lantern jaw is scary.


And again. None of you know what a lantern jaw is. And BOD has the same jawline as a teenager.

He may or may not have been on dope. He was certainly a cheat on the field as a player just like his 14 friends. Lovely fun loving happy go lucky shamrock munchers that they are.
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Re: Drugs in rugby

19 Feb 2017 06:36

Interesting article by Richard Moore in today's Scotsman.
Doesn't mention cycling among the sports, and seems to favour the "freak" theory rather than the "drug" theory, but at least he puts the possibility out there:

http://www.scotsman.com/sport/richard-moore-some-sports-are-becoming-preserve-of-freaks-1-4370288
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Re: Drugs in rugby

19 Feb 2017 08:26

GreasyChain wrote:
buckle wrote:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2017/02/12/sione-lauaki-retired-new-zealand-forward-dies-aged-35/

Kidneys and heart. The Polynesian tribes seem to have a problem with creatine and other assorted substances. On a slightly different note. Did anyone see Brian O'Driscoll commentating on ITV before Italy v Ireland? The lantern jaw is scary.


And again. None of you know what a lantern jaw is. And BOD has the same jawline as a teenager.

He may or may not have been on dope. He was certainly a cheat on the field as a player just like his 14 friends. Lovely fun loving happy go lucky shamrock munchers that they are.

No Lantern Jaw there. Never one of the giant types, in fact himself and Darcy on the smaller side of centre partnerships.
If you want to look for HGH/Lantern Jaw just google welsh rugby and have a look at the backs(and forwards).
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Re: Drugs in rugby

19 Feb 2017 08:43

noddy69 wrote:
GreasyChain wrote:
buckle wrote:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2017/02/12/sione-lauaki-retired-new-zealand-forward-dies-aged-35/

Kidneys and heart. The Polynesian tribes seem to have a problem with creatine and other assorted substances. On a slightly different note. Did anyone see Brian O'Driscoll commentating on ITV before Italy v Ireland? The lantern jaw is scary.


And again. None of you know what a lantern jaw is. And BOD has the same jawline as a teenager.

He may or may not have been on dope. He was certainly a cheat on the field as a player just like his 14 friends. Lovely fun loving happy go lucky shamrock munchers that they are.

No Lantern Jaw there. Never one of the giant types, in fact himself and Darcy on the smaller side of centre partnerships.
If you want to look for HGH/Lantern Jaw just google welsh rugby and have a look at the backs(and forwards).



The piece mentions by way of irony Gregor Townshend. His contemporary in the Scottish team was the no less diminutive Craig Chalmers. The latter's son was busted for doping in the last five years. Smaller players are doping just to survive against the heavy traffic. A hopeless enterprise I know. I suspect BOD got on a program to survive in the modern era. It must be sad for him to see players of zero talent walking into International rugby because of their build.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/international/scotland/10307277/Chalmers-son-Sam-banned-from-rugby-for-two-years-for-doping-offences.html
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02 Mar 2017 00:34

Rugby: The drug cocktail that has rugby worried

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rugby/news/article.cfm?c_id=80&objectid=11809997

Recent remarks from Christian Bagate, a former head of the French Rugby Federation medical commission, of "the Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday corticosteroid-cocaine cocktail" have gained headlines in France.
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09 Mar 2017 15:45

JackRabbitSlims wrote:Rugby: The drug cocktail that has rugby worried

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rugby/news/article.cfm?c_id=80&objectid=11809997

Recent remarks from Christian Bagate, a former head of the French Rugby Federation medical commission, of "the Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday corticosteroid-cocaine cocktail" have gained headlines in France.


we call it potBelge TM
"It's a bit like the whole chimp thing," Sir Bradley Wigans
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