4 NZ rugby players banned for doping

Glen Robertson (Getty Images)
Glen Robertson (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Four New Zealand rugby players have been suspended for doping offences, the BBC Sport website reports.

Glen Robertson, a former New Zealand under-20 and sevens international and female player Zoe Berry, who played one Test for the Black Ferns against England in 2012, were both given four-year suspensions.

Two other club-level players received a two-year ban and a 21-month ban respectively.

Rhys Pedersen, Berry and Robertson were banned for possessing and in some cases using or attempting to use stimulant clenbuterol, while Ben Qauqau-Dodds was charged with possession and use or attempted use of anabolic steroid metandienone.

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