28 Jan 2009

RWC 2007 was clean of drugs

9:51 am on 28 January 2009

Blood samples collected at the 2007 Rugby World Cup and tested for Human Growth Hormone have all returned negative results.

The samples, taken out of competition during the tournament in France, had been frozen and stored at the World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in Paris for future testing and detection while WADA fine-tuned the new test for the detection of hGH.

Last year the IRB announced that the 192 tournament urine controls were negative and today's blood analysis results confirm that France 2007 was 100 percent clean.