8 Dec 2011

Rugby player tests positive for banned painkiller

8:57 am on 8 December 2011

One player tested positive for a banned painkiller at the recent Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

The unnamed player, whose team was eliminated after the pool phase, has been provisionally suspended until the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

The IRB conducted 216 urine tests and collected 76 blood samples during the tournament.