Wasp’s Johnson Faces Drug Charges

Ashley Johnson of the Wasps team has come into the news for being banned. He has been banned under anti doping violation and this is for a period of six months. This was as per a decision issued by an anti doping panel set up as an independent national body. Johnson was found positive with the substance called “hydrochlorothiazide” which was found in a test run at the Premiership Club. This was found from the urine sample that the South African had to submit and was run tests by Adverse Analytical Finding.

The player, however admitted that he had consumed a dietary supplement of his wife’s, a fat burner known as The Secret obtained from South Africa. The product was tested by the RFU as well as the player for the forbidden substance. Though the supplement did not have the substance listed among the ingredients, it still brought back positive results after the tests. Continue reading “Wasp’s Johnson Faces Drug Charges”

Under 18 Ireland Sevens Champion

The under 18 women’s squad of Ireland were able to overcome the Wales team as well as Scotland and England during the pool stages of the Sevens champion round on Saturday. This team was able to defeat the Scots at a score of 26-5 while they defeated the English in 28-19; this was at the knockout clashes on Sunday.

The Ireland Sevens team was able to perform, whether they were playing at San Francisco or at Birmingham. The team was able to represent the country and with distinction. This was concluded over the weekend; it was as a result of their undefeated run that the Under 18 women’s team was crowned series champion in Home Nations series. The final and the second leg of the series were held at the University of Birmingham. Continue reading “Under 18 Ireland Sevens Champion”

Tackle Height Lowered For England Rugby

Tackle height for trials to be lowered as per new changes in the legalities in England rugby. This amendment is being introduced and will result in height of legal tackle being lowered to armpit line from shoulder line. This rule change will be tried out by the English Rugby Football Union.

This would be implemented for the second tier campaign coming up for the Championship Cup. This amendment that is being brought in would see the legal tackle height being lowered. This change is being implemented since it has been noted that most match injuries, as much as 47 percent are associated with the way the tackle has to be done. Continue reading “Tackle Height Lowered For England Rugby”