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IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing.

Creator:

thejournal.ie

Type: News
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

In their report for the 2012/13 season published on Friday, the Irish Rugby Football Union disclosed a marked decrease in the number of drug tests on senior international players. The report shows that 19 anti-doping tests were carried out on players categorised as the ââ,¬Ëosenior XVââ,¬â"¢ of Irelandââ,¬â"¢s international rugby squad, in 2011/12 there were 73, a 74% decrease. Of this seasonââ,¬â"¢s 19, two were samples taken in-competition. However, the official report released has also shown an increase in testing carried out at provincial, under 20 and academy level. Dr. Una May director of anti-doping for the Irish Sports Council (ISC), who oversee the tests, explains that the IRFU grouping of players is different from the ISC approach.

Date:

23/07/2013

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

thejournal.ie. (2013) IRFU report shows 74% decrease in international squad drug testing. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/536616 [Accessed: 16th June 2019].

  

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