14 Jul 2007

Fiji Rugby Union drug tests World Cup coaches and management

8:22 am on 14 July 2007

All Fiji Rugby Union coaching and management staff to the Rugby World Cup had blood tests done on Friday.

The Fiji Rugby Union has always had a zero tolerance policy for the use

or possession of illegal or performance-enhancing drugs.

Chief executive officer Timoci Tavanavanua explained that any member of

any national team that breaches any part of the FRU's anti-doping policy

would face severe consequences.

"In such cases, " he says, "the Fiji Rugby Union Board may terminate that player or

official's involvement with the team and or the FRU,"

The results of the tests will be known next week.