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Dan Carter: Ex-All Black star’s drug test ‘showed anomalies’

Dan Carter

Dan Carter has played 112 times for New Zealand

Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko gave drug tests which showed “anomalies” ahead of this year’s Top 14 final, says French newspaper L’Equipe.

But the New Zealand pair’s manager says both had therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) – giving them permission to take prescribed medicines.

Simon Porter told the New Zealand Herald: “We have been aware of the issue for a few weeks. Our understanding and assurances we’ve had are all the documents around TUEs were in place.”

Carter and Rokocoko played for Racing Metro against Toulon in the June final.

L’Equipe says all players were tested by France’s national anti-doping agency ahead of the final and urine samples from the two revealed traces of corticosteroids.

The newspaper also names a third player.

But Porter is quoted as saying the players were “relaxed” about the reports.

Carter, who played 112 Tests for New Zealand and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game, was man-of-the match in his side’s 29-21 victory.

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Carter helped Racing Metro win the French Top 14 final against Toulon in June

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/37582098