Rugby players receive drugs bans

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by getofmeland, May 16, 2008.

  1. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Rugby players receive drugs bans

    Two Bridgend players have tested positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine and been banned from rugby for two years.

    Richard Radford and Gareth Williams were sentenced by a Welsh Rugby Union Regulatory Committee after admitting to breaking anti-doping rules.

    The pair were tested by UK Sport after their game with Llandovery on 29 March.

    "The WRU has a robust anti-doping policy and this is evidence that the system is working," a statement said.

    Winger Redford and back-rower Williams were tested after Bridgend's 10-3 defeat at Llandovery.

    The WRU statement added: "The taking of prohibited substances has no place in Wales' national game and is universally condemned throughout British sport.

    "Both players have been given the mandatory ban for the offence."

    From BBC Sport
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  3. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    A loss to Bridgend but not to Welsh rugby!

  4. Idris

    Idris Guest

    Fair play to the WRU.
  5. danny

    danny Guest

    This story comes as no surprise to me as drug taking has been rife in welsh club rugby for years. A friend of mine who played for a top club said lots of his fellow players were taking banned substances.This was a few years ago but it sounds like things havent changed too much.
  6. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    first time I've heard drug taking is rife in Wales! And as in top club, d'you mean Premiership side or soem obscure valleys team in like Division 3 East?
    yeah, those two were just stupid tossers who represent how stupid people can be when it comes to competetive sports...
  7. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    sure they didn't mistake them for suicide pills???? Bridgend's no.1 export so i hear...
  8. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    sure they didn't mistake them for suicide pills???? Bridgend's no.1 export so i hear...
    No, some guy is making a killing, selling rope to teenagers in Bridgend.
  9. Widget

    Widget Guest

    It's not somethig new. Nowadays, in any sport, people take banned substances. The diference is wether they're caught or not. :wacko:
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