Rugby player tests positive for RWC doping

Last updated 07:11 08/12/2011

Relevant offers

Rugby

Fulltime penalty from Otere Black saves Manawatu after Southland comeback Bledisloe Cup 2016: Wallabies need to change their culture of denial New Zealand women's sevens get big-time chances at revenge over Australia Chiefs' raid to Christchurch leads to All Blacks' rookie Anton Lienert-Brown's success What are the chances of the All Blacks losing to the Wallabies? All Blacks visit epilepsy sufferers at Wellington Hospital ahead of Bledisloe Cup All Blacks captain Kieran Read says Quade Cooper just a name on teamsheet 'Delusional' Wallabies need reality check ahead of Bledisloe Cup rematch with All Blacks All Blacks keep telling themselves Australia are a dangerous rugby foe Wairarapa Bush adds Zac Guildford, bracing for King Country challenge ahead of Heartland Championship opening weekend

The International Rugby Board says one player tested positive for doping during the World Cup in New Zealand.

The player, whose name or team was undisclosed, has been provisionally suspended by the IRB until the outcome of a hearing.

The world governing body says the player tested positive for a banned painkiller following a match in the final round of the pool phase. His team failed to progress to the knockout stage.

Japan flyhalf Ryohei Yamanaka was banned for two years and Russia prop Evgeny Pronenko for six months for failing doping tests before the Sept. 9-Oct. 23 tournament.

The IRB conducted a total of 216 urine and 76 blood samples during the tournament, an increase of 80 from the 2007 World Cup.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the best-performed All Blacks forward on the northern tour?

Dane Coles

Nathan Harris

Keven Mealamu

Wyatt Crockett

Charlie Faumuina

Ben Franks

Owen Franks

Joe Moody

Brodie Retallick

Luke Romano

Jeremy Thrush

Patrick Tuipulotu

Sam Whitelock

Sam Cane

Jerome Kaino

Richie McCaw

Liam Messam

Kieran Read

Vitor Vito

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content