23 Jan 2007

Fiji sevens forward suspended from all levels of rugby after positive test for cannabis

11:15 am on 23 January 2007

Fiji rugby seven's forward Sireli Naqelevuki has been suspended from all levels of rugby from the International Rugby Board.

The rugged forward tested positive for cannabis after taking a random drug test during the George 7's in South Africa last month.

The Suva based player had signed a Super-14 deal with the Stormers but hasn't been able to join the side because of the suspension.

He has requested that his B sample be tested.

This is the third positive test for cannabis by a Fijian player in the last 18-months.

But on a positive note the Fiji South Seas Drifters led by Waisale Serevi successfuly defended their Darwin 7's tournament title in Australia and collect just over 11-thousand US dollars .

They beat the Australian 7's selection side 26-19, after leading 19-5 at halftime.