Sport can’t rid itself of doping unless we explore reasons behind it
What message does Gerbrandt Grobler's signing for Munster get across to academy players?
Gerbrandt Grobler: the Munster recruit served a two-year ban after testing positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
My how we’ve grown. The book shelf. The paper weight. The recycling basket.
And six years already since Martin Fagan sat down in front of me at the Broomfield House Hotel in Mullingar and made his first confession; he’d tested positive for erythropoietin, one of the most thrilling and readily detectable performance enhancing drugs better known as EPO.