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American winger banned for World cup doping


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Article Published: Saturday 21 January 2012


The IRB have said that United States winger James Paterson has been given a four month ban after he tested positive for a banned painkiller at the Rugby World Cup.

The International Rugby Board says Paterson will be able to play again on Feb. 13 after he was provisionally suspended on Oct. 13 for testing positive for oxycodone.

The IRB says on its website that Paterson injured his shoulder earlier in the tournament and took the painkiller to play in his team's last pool match.

IRB Anti-Doping Manager Tim Ricketts says "the main message to come from this error is that all medical personnel and players must be diligent in checking all medications."

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