Friday 19 January 2018

'It's totally untrue' – Toulon owner refutes doping allegations as club to be investigated

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal
Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal Newsdesk Newsdesk

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has denied doping allegations made against its players after prosecutors in Marseilles launched a criminal investigation.

The three-time European champions have been rocked by allegations that a number of pharmacies in Toulon have illegally been providing products to players at the rugby club.

French broadcasters RTL broke the story this morning and Boudjellal will hold a press conference today to address the allegations.

RTL report that Toulon players were supplied with “substances related to doping,” including antibiotics and anabolic steroids, while French newspaper Midi Olympique reports the drugs in question were painkillers.

“I have no worries at all, it’s totally untrue," Boudjellal told Le Monde. "I will hold a press conference at midday to explain.”

More to follow.

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