Two Russian rugby players found to have taken meldonium

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 11, 2016 12:35 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two unnamed Russians who play for the national women's and men's sevens teams have been found to have taken the banned substance meldonium, the Russian Rugby Federation (RRF) said in a statement on Friday.

"A player from the men's rugby sevens national team admitted the results from his A sample and rejected the opportunity to test his B sample," the RRF added.

"A sportswoman from the women's rugby sevens team says she has not taken any illegal substances and has asked for her B sample to be tested."