Yoann Huget has been dropped from France’s World Cup squad for failing to meet doping control obligations.
The country’s Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) had notified the French Rugby Federation (FFR) that the winger had received three warnings over not informing them of his whereabouts when they wanted to spot test him.
As a result Huget now faces a possible lengthy sanction.
“I risk a suspension between a minimum of three months and 18 months,’‘ said the 24-year-old Bayonne winger and full back. ‘‘Therefore I prefer to leave the group now than during the middle of the World Cup so they won’t have any difficulty replacing me.”
The World Cup will be held from September 9 to October 23 in New Zealand. France open up their World Cup campaign on September 10th against Japan in Auckland.
They will also face hosts New Zealand, Canada and Tonga who complete pool A.