Dan Carter cleared of doping allegations

The former New Zealand international posted on Instagram to confirm the news today

BY Newstalk 16:34 Tuesday 18 October 2016, 16:34 18 Oct 2016

Image: Adam Davy PA Wire/PA Images

Former All-Black Dan Carter has been cleared of all doping allegations by the French rugby authorities.

Earlier this month, French newspaper L'Equipe reported that the Racing 92 player had tested positive for positive for corticoids following the Top 14 final in June. Racing beat Toulon 29-21 to claim the title in Barcelona's Camp Nou.

Corticoids are used to treat inflammation and joint pain. Despite the reports in L'Equipe, Carter's manager Simon Porter claimed he was aware of the allegations.

Porter told the New Zealand Herald that both players has Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs).

"I just received the ruling from the FFR today," Carter wrote on Instagram today. "No surprises that the FFR's ruling was that I'd done nothing wrong.

"I hold my integrity and the game of rugby's integrity in the highest regard. I love this game and owe so much to rugby that I would never do anything intentionally to bring it into disrepute. 

"I appreciate all of the support I have had, it means a lot to me and my family."

He added: "Whilst this whole episode is disappointing and frustrating, I support the authorities who work hard to ensure our game is played fairly. I am glad that we can now put all this behind us so I can now concentrate on playing rugby!"

 

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