Next LIVE rugby on TV
to be announced
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:05 +0000
  • Switch Edition
ESPN SCRUM / Heineken Cup 2013-14 / News
Follow@ESPNSCRUM
Heineken Cup
Clermont's preparations disrupted by drug testing
ESPN Staff
April 4, 2014
The Clermont squad were drug tested on Thursday © Getty Images
Enlarge

Clermont's preparations for their Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leicester were disrupted after their entire squad was drug tested prior to training on Thursday.

The testing occurred before their morning session though exactly who commissioned the tests is ambiguous. AFP claims the drug testers said they were there to carry out the tests on behalf of the International Rugby Board though the governing body has since said they were not involved with the process.

Regardless of why the testers were there, Vern Cotter admitted Clermont "have to adapt" while Aurelien Rougerie was frustrated at the event. He said: "It's a bit annoying but not really bad. They arrived, the big brigade, to test 40 guys. It's irritating."

Prop Thomas Domingo added: "There were already [tests] last weekend after the Brive match. Maybe they'll leave us alone now. But we mustn't let that bother us; we have something more important in two days."

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd

Live Sports

Communication error please reload the page.

  • Football

  • Cricket

  • Rugby

    • Days
    • Hrs
    • Mins
    • Secs

    F1 - United States GP

  • OtherLive >>

    Darts - European Championship
    Golf - McGladrey Classic
    Golf - Perth International
    Tennis - Swiss Indoors
    Tennis - Valencia Open
    Tennis - WTA Finals
Sponsored Links
Make $170 in 60 seconds!
Google Vs Facebook, 60 sec. knock out! Choose a champion, Become a Winner!
Make $25 in 1 Minute!
Start trading with the biggest broker! Register now to receive $25 for FREE!