South Africa reveal scope of random drug testing at Rugby World Cup

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  • Coach Matt Proudfoot: ‘six to eight players are tested a week’
  • Proudfoot defends image of SA rugby after failed summer tests

South Africa’s forwards coach, Matt Proudfoot, has revealed almost every player can expect to be drug tested at the World Cup as he was questioned over his nation’s record on anti-doping.

Rugby World Cup has stepped up its anti-doping programme such that two players from each team will be tested after every match and all 20 sides will be randomly visited every week by anti-doping officials from Japan.

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Written by Paul Rees in Tokyo
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/17/south-africa-reveal-scope-of-random-drug-testing-at-rugby-world-cup under the title “South Africa reveal scope of random drug testing at Rugby World Cup”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.