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Fresh Doping Investigation Rocks France And Racing 92 Pair

Top 14 side Racing 92 has become further embroiled in doping controversy as Yannick Nyanga and Brice Dulin have both reportedly been flagged in relation to abnormalities with  samples before Christmas. The pair have, according to French media including L’Equipe and Eurosport’s RugbyRama, been flagged by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) following routine anti-doping controls for the substance higenamine. This …

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Charles Piutau Hails Former Teammate Rieko Ioane’s ‘Amazing’ Talent And Confidence

Rieko Ioane is a special player. At 19-years-old, Ioane is the youngest member of the All Blacks squad to tour Europe this month and if the Aucklander makes his New Zealand debut over the next few weeks he will become the seventh youngest All Black in New Zealand Rugby history. Making the All Blacks is a big deal in New Zealand. Some players in New Zealand …

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Dan Carter Sees No Problem With His Use Of Corticosteroids

Dan Carter

Former New Zealand out-half Dan Carter has said that he can’t see a problem with his therapeutic use of corticosteroids after French newspaper L’Equipe reported that “traces of corticosteroids” — which are used to help reduce inflammation — had been found in the urine samples of Carter and Racing teammates Juan Imhoff and Joe Rokocoko prior to last season’s Top 14 final win over …

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French Rugby Issues Ruling On Doping Charges Against Racing 92’s Carter, Rokocoko And Imhoff

As the world of rugby union remains under a cloud of sorrow following the tragic and unexpected passing of Munster and Ireland great Anthony Foley, the judicial wheels have continued to turn in France. In recent weeks, a shocking report in L’Equipe was published, which revealed that All Black greats and current Racing 92 teammates, Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko, …

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Ronan O’Gara Rubbishes Suggestions Of Any Wrongdoing By Racing 92

Racing Metro assistant coach Ronan O’Gara has rubbished claims that the club were at fault after it was revealed earlier this week that Racing’s Dan Carter, Joe Rokocoko and Juan Imhoff had all tested positive for corticoids or corticosteroids following the club’s Top 14 triumph in Barcelona last season. It was reported by L’Equipe that trace amounts of the steroid were identified in …

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Dan Carter’s Agent Defends All Black Stars, Claims Steroid Use Was Permitted

News broke overnight that All Black legends Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko, along with Argentina’s Juan Imhoff, had tested positive for the use of the steroid cortisone following an anti-doping screening at last season’s Top 14 final between Racing 92 and Toulon. It was reported by L’Equipe that trace amounts of the steroid were identified in each player’s urine sample …

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Explosive Report Reveals Dan Carter Among Former All Blacks To Test Positive For Steroids

Massive news is emerging from France, as newspaper L’Equipe has reported that former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko, along with Argentina international Juan Imhoff, tested positive for steroids following the Top 14 final in June. L’Equipe‘s report reveals that trace amounts of steroids were detected in urine samples taken by France’s Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD). Both squads from Racing 92 …

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New Zealand’s Greatest XV

As part of a series of articles on the best sides from each nation, we turn our attentions next to the greatest players to have ever played for New Zealand’s revered All Blacks. Rather than simply producing a subjective team list based on one person’s opinions, we will go through several statistically-based sides to help you decide on your ultimate …

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Watch: Just What Wales Have To Fear From Julian Savea

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 17: Julian Savea of the New Zealand All Blacks scores his third and his team's sixth try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between New Zealand and France at the Millennium Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Julian Savea is a truly remarkable talent who embodies the qualties and strengths which characterise the more modern, naturally gifted rugby player. With blistering speed, indomitable power, devastating strength and a high rugby IQ, Savea can seemingly score tries at will and his record speaks testament of this. At thirty nine tries thus far in his international career, the twenty …

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A Huge Number Of Rugby Fans Did Not Enjoy Watching The Champions Cup Final

Racing 92 v Saracens - European Rugby Champions Cup Final

Supporters did not enjoying watching the Champions Cup Final. Although this afternoon’s Champions Cup Final may not have been the most entertaining spectacle, it must be remembered that the weather conditions were not conducive to running rugby. Nevertheless, fans were not impressed by the manner in which Saracens and Racing approached the final. Throughout the game both sides kept it …

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Andy Goode Exclusive: Eddie Jones’ Warning Will Act As A Rocket For England’s Players To Perform This Weekend

Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins - Aviva Premiership

Our newest columnist, Andy Goode, explains why Eddie Jones’ recent comments will motivate England’s players further ahead this weekend’s Champions Cup semi finals. Although Eddie Jones caused a good deal of controversy by claiming that there were four or five individuals who have shown the wrong attitude since the Six Nations, I feel he is using the media to motivate his players as the …

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