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Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Posted by Alffi_7 on Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:28 pm
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Alan wrote:
Gigot, for whatever reason, 'technically' refused to do the drug test. The punishment for that is, in the UK, quite clear. Other players have also 'refused' to do the test and, apart from those who have produced spectacular psychiatric evidence, have suffered the consequences.



He didn't refuse did he? I thought his ban was for abusing the tester? He actually had 3 negative tests in 6 months.
Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Posted by wire-quin on Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:29 pm
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He was booted out of London for the 'wrong' reasons and thats from the person who booted him out.
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Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Posted by Alan on Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:04 pm
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Alffi_7 wrote:
He didn't refuse did he? I thought his ban was for abusing the tester? He actually had 3 negative tests in 6 months.


Sam Barlow, for example, didn't refuse to do the test, but was found guilty of 'abusing' the tester. He got four years. I'm not sure that Gigot actually 'abused' the tester, but was alleged to have made suggestions about how he could avoid the test. I fully understand that he was tested on numerous occasions and, like Barlow, those tests proved negative. The Drug testing agencies' stance on that, would be that any number of negative tests, would not prove that the intended test on that particular day, would have also proved negative.

It is not clear from media reports, exactly who has overturned the ban - the French drug testing agency (unlikely) or the French RL. If it's the latter, shouldn't the RFL be making these decisions or, as in the case of Toulouse opting out of the Challenge Cup, has the RFL no jurisdiction, over a 'non-member' club?
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Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:50 pm
Posted by Zulu01 on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:50 pm
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Slammin Sam got 4 years ban - he can "play rugby" in November 2019.
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Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:05 am
Posted by Alan on Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:05 am
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Slammin Sam got 4 years ban - he can "play rugby" in November 2019.

Cheers 'Zulu01. :thumb: Post amended.
Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 am
Posted by Jimmythecuckoo on Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:40 am
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Being a cycling fan I have mixed feelings about this.

Think Lizzie Deignan (Armistead) who missed three tests but avoided a ban.

I know its not quite the same but there is a big difference between a missed test and a positive.
Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 am
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And now for the important news!

Star outside back Anthony Gigot has signed with Catalans on a two year deal.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/43050767
Toulouse for Championship in 2017, Super League in 2019!

Avignon for Championship in 2020, Super League in 2021!
Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 am
Posted by Jimmythecuckoo on Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:49 am
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much needed signing after our first two results.
Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:12 am
Posted by Alan on Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:12 am
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
And now for the important news!

Star outside back Anthony Gigot has signed with Catalans on a two year deal.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/43050767


It is indeed an excellent (re) signing for Catalans - providing he doesn't upset the rest of the squad, like he was rumoured to, last time around.
Re: Anthony Gigot's ban is quashed.
Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 am
Posted by Alan on Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 am
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Jimmythecuckoo wrote:
Being a cycling fan I have mixed feelings about this.

Think Lizzie Deignan (Armistead) who missed three tests but avoided a ban.

I know its not quite the same but there is a big difference between a missed test and a positive.


I tend to agree with you 'jimmy'. And indeed, other sports appear to have a more 'relaxed' view on drug punishments. However, the RFL have been cracking down on missed tests, and must be seen to be doing that for players of ALL clubs. I suspect there is a different viewpoint on this between the RFL and the FFR. If that is the case, surely we can't have differing rules for English, French, Canadian teams in the same competition?
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