19 Jul 2007

Fiji rugby officials cleared of cannabis use

11:17 am on 19 July 2007

Fijian rugby officials accused of smoking cannabis have been cleared of any wrong doing after passing drug tests.

The Fijian Rugby Union says it had ordered independent tests on 14 officials following media reports team management had smoked the recreational drug before Fiji's test match against Australia in June.

The FRU says tests were conducted by the Fiji Sports Drug Agency and all samples returned a negative result.

FRU chief executive, Timoci Tavanavanua, says he hopes this puts to an end the baseless speculation in the media of the use of drugs within the national team management

He says he hopes those media that helped spread this grog-bowl gossip will have the decency to come clean and apologise.