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Brandon Staples: Yorkshire Carnegie flanker given four-year doping ban

Yorkshire Carnegie are sixth in the Championship Yorkshire Carnegie’s South Africa-born flanker Brandon Staples has been banned for four years after testing positive for the presence of three steroids. He is the first professional rugby union player to test positive for a performance-enhancing substance since

Five Spain players banned for referee confrontation after Belgium defeat

Spanish players confronted Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu after the final whistle Five Spain rugby internationals have been given bans totalling more than two years for confronting the referee after their team’s controversial World Cup qualifying defeat by Belgium in March. Spain lodged a formal complaint

Israel Folau: New Zealand’s Brad Weber condems anti-gay remarks

Israel Folau is one of the Australia team’s star players New Zealand’s Brad Weber has become the first top-level rugby player to condemn Israel Folau’s anti-gay comments. Earlier this month. Australia full-back Folau, 29, said on social media that gay people would end up in

James Stannard assault: Briton pleads not guilty in Sydney

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Stannard said he was “heartbroken” to miss the Commonwealth Games A British tourist has pleaded not guilty to assaulting Australia’s rugby sevens captain James Stannard. Mr Stannard, 35, suffered a fractured skull after being punched outside a kebab

Men summonsed over England rugby union coach Eddie Jones abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eddie Jones had been asked to pose for photographs the day after Scotland beat England in the Six Nations Four men have been summonsed to appear in court after England rugby union coach Eddie Jones was verbally abused at