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23 May 2016 12:15

Find it amazing that it never seems to be any professional players being caught
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23 May 2016 14:50

Catwhoorg wrote:http://drugfreesport.org.nz/news/media-releases/club-rugby-player-banned-for-six-years

A former Wellington club and Wellington Maori rugby player has been banned from all sport for six years for using and distributing anabolic steroids.
New Zealand Rugby’s Judicial Committee today sanctioned Andrew Burne after he pleaded guilty to; use, possession and trafficking prohibited substances.

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23 May 2016 18:51

Now the drug testers are running scared.

Rugby player Sam Barlow admits assault after incident involving drug tester http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/rugby-player-sam-barlow-admits-assault-after-incident-involving-drug-tester-1-7927117
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23 Jun 2016 15:31

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed that a 21 year-old English rugby league player, Nathan Darby, of Hunslett Hawks (League 1, so tier 3) has been banned from all sport for four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).
Three different anabolic steroids.

He admitted the charge, but was given no reduction, due to the presence of multiple violations.

Press release
http://www.ukad.org.uk/news/article/rugby-league-player-receives-four-year-ban-for-steroids

Full decision
http://www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule-violations/download-decision/a/7101
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23 Jun 2016 15:56

gazr99 wrote:Find it amazing that it never seems to be any professional players being caught

How good are the tests?
Check 'em!
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02 Aug 2016 11:38

A 21 year-old Welsh rugby league player, Rhys Pugsley, has been suspended from all sport for eight years after committing a second Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV). He is a former Wlesh international level player.

Release:
http://www.ukad.org.uk/news/article/welsh-rugby-league-player-receives-second-ban-for-the-use-of-steroids/

Full decision:
http://www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule-violations/download-decision/a/7166


He was still serving his first (2 year) ban when he tested positive for steroids a second time. 8 years is undoubtedly the correct length of time.
I would think that his ban shouldn't have been from March 3rd (the provisional suspension date), but rather tacked onto the end of his current ban (May 14th), but that is a minor matter. After being out of the game for ~10 years the difference is strictly academic, as to his chances of playing organized rugby ever again.
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07 Sep 2016 13:48

Finally UKAD gets a ban for Sam Barlow, due process can go quite slowly at times.

Convicted of assault against a DCO, he is suspended for 4 years for an ADRV pursuant to Article 2.5 of the World Anti-Doping Code – “Tampering or Attempted Tampering with any part of Doping Control”.

Press release:
http://www.ukad.org.uk/news/article/sam-barlow-receives-four-year-ban-for-disrupting-the-doping-control-process/

Full decision:
www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule-violations/download-decision/a/7215

Rejection of appeal:
www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule-violations/download-decision/b/7215
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19 Sep 2016 14:41

Rugby League:

Lee Mapals of Hunslett Hawks, league 1, tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone and metabolites of the steroid oxymetholone following an out-of-competition test on 16 June 2016. When faced with the latter of charge he made a prompt admission. Due to the serious nature of the violation, no reduction in the ban was gieven.

4 Years.

Press release:
http://www.ukad.org.uk/news/article/lee-mapals-receives-four-year-ban-for-steroid-use

Issued decision:
www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule-violations/download-decision/a/7236
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06 Oct 2016 22:18

Traces of corticosteroids found in urine samples of Carter, Rokocoko and Imhoff after 2016 Top 14 final...

Two All Blacks and and Argentine caught after the French domestic cup final

http://www.lequipe.fr/Rugby/Actualites/Des-traces-de-corticoides-dans-les-urines-de-carter-rokocoko-et-imhoff-lors-de-la-finale-du-top-14-2016/734462
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06 Oct 2016 22:54

Morbius wrote:Traces of corticosteroids found in urine samples of Carter, Rokocoko and Imhoff after 2016 Top 14 final...

Two All Blacks and and Argentine caught after the French domestic cup final

http://www.lequipe.fr/Rugby/Actualites/Des-traces-de-corticoides-dans-les-urines-de-carter-rokocoko-et-imhoff-lors-de-la-finale-du-top-14-2016/734462


That's potentially the big "oh ****" moment for rugby union.
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08 Oct 2016 15:38

Zinoviev Letter wrote:
That's potentially the big "oh ****" moment for rugby union.


Doubt it. Responses are already along the lines of tennis / soccer "outraged at accusation", "fully expect to be exonerated" etc etc.
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09 Oct 2016 15:07

Oh Sure traces of Cortico steroids is the nail in the coffin/ oh %*$# moment

If the silly number of Anabolic (and smattering of HGH) positives isn't enough to trigger an %*$# moment, then this is the literal small story.
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10 Oct 2016 11:20

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/85072693/dan-carter-joe-rokocoko-fail-drug-tests-but-cleared-for-banned-substance--agent-says

"As far as I know today, there was no request made ahead of time, but people are allowed to regularise these things after the event," he said on France Info radio. "Perhaps that's a flaw in French law."

Nice one. Dope first, then make your excuses up afterwards. Who would have thought?
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10 Oct 2016 23:18

Catwhoorg wrote:Oh Sure traces of Cortico steroids is the nail in the coffin/ oh %*$# moment

If the silly number of Anabolic (and smattering of HGH) positives isn't enough to trigger an %*$# moment, then this is the literal small story.


It''s not the substance, it's the players that make this story different. Rugby is somewhat odd in that it combines huge numbers of positives with catching very few at the top of the game. This is the pinnacle of the game, it's biggest star among those caught in a mass bust at the final of the biggest money club competition.
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16 Jan 2017 13:52

Yet another WRU player banned.
4 years for skipping out on a test. Kurt Clabby registered with Bedwas RFC (Currently 2nd in Welsh Premiership)

http://www.ukad.org.uk/news/article/welsh-rugby-union-player-banned-for-four-years1/

Full decision:
http://www.ukad.org.uk/anti-doping-rule-violations/download-decision/a/7304

Not much to discuss. He was called for testing during training, seen to be physically present, and then left the training facility.
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16 Jan 2017 14:29

I am surprised there are any players left in Welsh rugby - Convinced this issue is not quarantined to Wales.
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16 Jan 2017 14:56

Not at all, though the "valleys drug culture" does seem to lead to more positives there than elsewhere.

I weep for our once great game.
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17 Jan 2017 00:05

Catwhoorg wrote:Not at all, though the "valleys drug culture" does seem to lead to more positives there than elsewhere.

I weep for our once great game.


Let's be fair, union was just a way for a load of lawyers and police officers to punch each other on their day off. :)
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17 Jan 2017 13:44

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