Dan Carter cleared by doping probe - report

2016-10-17 13:14
Dan Carter (Getty)

Paris - Former All Black great Dan Carter has been cleared of doping following a probe implicating the star flyhalf and two other Racing 92 players, L'Equipe sports paper said on Monday.

Carter "has been cleared and was notified on Saturday, "following an investigation by the medical commission of the French Rugby Federation, the newspaper said.

Carter along with fellow former All Black Joe Rokocoko and Argentinian wing Juan Imhoff were questioned by the commission last week after testing positive for corticosteroids following last season's Top 14 final in which Racing beat Toulon 29-21.

L'Equipe said that Rokocoko and Imhoff "will probably have been informed of the same outcome".

However, Racing said on Monday neither the players nor the club had been informed of any decision as yet.

The commission ruling is subject to appeal by the players or the French anti-doping agency AFLD which ordered the original tests in which traces were found of corticosteroids, which can be used against pain, inflammation or allergies.

The substance is illegal when taken orally or injected in either the blood or muscle, unless accompanied by a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

Racing has denied all wrongdoing, saying the substance was administered by an "authorised method" several days before the Top 14 final and there was no need for a TUE.

Read more on:    dan carter  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

SA Rugby's coaching indaba is set to take place this week. Do you think the two-day think-tank will make any difference?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.