Former Australian rugby league worldwide James Maloney has been stood down after testing constructive for cocaine, his French membership Lezignan confirmed Tuesday.
The 35-year-old examined constructive in a take a look at carried out after a match in opposition to Carcassone within the Elite One Championship, France’s highest home league competitors, on the finish of February.
Maloney notched up virtually 250 video games within the NRL, 14 State of Origin matches for New South Wales and was capped 3 times by Australia.
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He is below contract at Lezignan till the tip of June having joined the semi-professional membership after main the Catalans Dragons to final season’s Super League remaining.
Maloney is suspended pending a choice by the French anti-doping company.
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“It’s up to him to provide some details,” Lezignan president Alain Fabre informed AFP.
“We all know cocaine is a scourge throughout society. No one is out of its reach.
“Unfortunately we can’t be behind all the players to watch over what they’re doing when they’re not at the club.”
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