France U20s World Cup winner Oscar Jegou has reportedly discovered his destiny after lately testing constructive for cocaine following a High 14 match for La Rochelle. It was final July when the back-rower helped his nation to their newest age-grade success, beating Eire 50-14 within the last in Cape City.
The 20-year-old, who made a 30-minute debut off the bench within the High 14 final season, featured in La Rochelle’s opening three matches of this season and it was final month when he knowledgeable the membership that he had failed the doping take a look at he was given on August 20 after he began away at Montpellier.
Jegou was instantly suspended by the membership and L’Equipe have now reported that his official sanction by the French Anti-Doping Company (AFLD) is one month. Their on-line report learn: “Oscar Jegou examined constructive for cocaine and was formally suspended for one month by the AFLD. The La Rochelle back-row accepted his sanction.
“As revealed on October 12 on our web site, Oscar Jegou examined constructive for cocaine following a take a look at carried out on the night of the primary day of the High 14.
“The again row, who began for Stade Rochelais within the defeat at Montpellier on August 20 (26-15), had performed about an hour earlier than being changed. Summoned by the AFLD on October 16, the U20 world champion, suspended as a precautionary measure, regretted a youthful mistake’.
“In accordance with our info, the AFLD has imposed a one-month suspension on Oscar Jegou (20 years outdated), who can subsequently play once more. As early as November 8, the again row had been notified that his suspension had been lifted on a provisional foundation, pending the official resolution. That is now the case. The again row will notify the AFLD that he accepts this sanction.
“The participant confronted a four-year ban for any such offence however as quickly as he was knowledgeable of his constructive take a look at, Jegou contacted a health care provider to observe a remedy programme and he additionally agreed to boost consciousness with the French Rugby Federation.
“Because of this, his sentence was decreased to 1 month. Stade Rochelais has determined to assist its participant and to not break his contract, even when the Maritime membership takes this concern of cocaine consumption very significantly.”
It was October 12 when La Rochelle issued a press release on Jegou. It learn: “The administrators of the Stade Rochelais affirm that they’ve been knowledgeable by a participant of the membership, Oscar Jegou, of his constructive take a look at for a banned substance (benzoylzcgoine – metabolite of cocaine), which he regrets having consumed in a festive and personal setting outdoors the La Rochelle group.
“This info comes as an actual shock to our membership, which locations the training and coaching of its younger folks on the coronary heart of its priorities, nevertheless it additionally illustrates the rise of this social scourge.
“This confrontation with actuality will result in the strengthening of our inner prevention and management system to a most degree, commensurate with this menace that’s lurking significantly at present round our youth.
“Pending the result of the process initiated by the AFLD, and relying on its final result, the membership’s administration is contemplating the choices that shall be taken when it comes to sanctioning and supporting the participant involved, who has been suspended as a precautionary measure.”