Wasps Star Suspended After Failing Drugs Test


Wasps forward Ashley Johnson has been suspended by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) after failing a drugs test.

The utility forward is accused of testing positive for a “prohibited substance” in an out-of-competition test on 7 February.

“The club is aware that a prohibited substance was reportedly found in an out-of-competition doping control sample provided by Ashley Johnson on February 7 2018.” A Wasps statement read.

“He has been provisionally suspended by the RFU pending final determination of the matter and is therefore currently unavailable for selection.”

“Ashley is currently investigating the possible source of the substance and both he and the club are co-operating fully with the RFU in this respect.”

“We are fully supportive of him in this process but are unable to comment any further at this stage due to the confidentiality of legal proceedings.”