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Hayne Set To Play In London: World Rugby

It’s official! Jarryd Hayne is set to play for the Vodafone Fiji 7s team this weekend. World Rugby has released a statement to clear speculations regarding Haynes availability. “World Rugby
17 May 2016 07:54
Hayne Set To Play In London: World Rugby
Jarryd Hayne with the Vodafone Fiji 7s team earlier this year in Sydney. Photo: Bruce Southwick.
It’s official!
Jarryd Hayne is set to play for the Vodafone Fiji 7s team this weekend. World Rugby has released a statement to clear speculations regarding Haynes availability.
“World Rugby notes the announcement that Jarryd Hayne wishes to pursue new sporting challenges with the Fiji rugby sevens team and has moved to address speculation regarding the player’s availability under Regulation 21 to play sevens.”World Rugby is committed to the highest-possible anti-doping standards. The WADA-compliant World Rugby Regulation 21 mirrors the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code and the WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations. It does not require a player to be included in a testing pool for a defined period of time prior to selection if they are being selected for international competition for the first time. This position is entirely consistent with World Rugby’s approach to other cross-over athletes, including other ex-NFL athletes coming into rugby,” the statement said.

“Therefore, Hayne would be eligible for the London round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series subject to all other regulatory and registration matters being met.

“He would also be immediately included in World Rugby’s pre-Rio 2016 risk-based testing programme, which since January 2016 has included a comprehensive programme of targeted in and out of competition blood and urine testing on players likely to compete in Rio. The pre-Games programme also includes regular additional screening for substances such as ESAs and human growth hormone, and both steroidal and haematological athlete biological profiling.”

Yesterday, Richard Ings former head of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority said that Hayne was unlikely to play any professional sport, including rugby sevens due to his time with the non-WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) compliant NFL.

Hayne was quick to retweet World Rugby’s statement on his twitter handle. He also took time to reply to countless messages of congratulations and best wishes.

 

 

 



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