France drop Huget for doping control violations

Updated: Aug 04, 2011, 22:53 PM IST

Marcoussis: Winger Yoann Huget has been dropped from the France World Cup squad for failing to meet doping control obligations, the French Rugby Federation said Thursday.

France, who are at a training camp preparing for next month`s World Cup, did not want to take any risks by keeping Huget in the squad.

He is accused of three breaches of the rules governing his whereabouts for doping checks.

The surprise announcement was made to reporters by French Rugby Federation President Pierre Camou.

The World Cup will be held from September 9 to October 23 in New Zealand.

Bureau Report