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Rangi Chase suspended after testing positive for cocaine

Former Castleford Tigers stand-off Rangi Chase has been suspended after testing positive for cocaine.

The former Castleford star failed a drugs test after his last appearance for Widnes Vikings Credit: Press Association

The 31-year-old ex-England international, failed a drugs test after his last appearance for the Widnes Vikings in their 36-8 home Super League defeat by Wakefield on July 14.

Widnes Vikings received notification from UK Anti-Doping and the Rugby Football League today that Rangi Chase tested positively for cocaine in a drugs test, following the recent fixture against Wakefield Trinity.

As a consequence, under Rugby Football League anti-doping regulations, he has been suspended from all training and playing activity.

The club fully respects this suspension and are currently reviewing this matter.

There will be no further comment at this time.

– Widnes Vikings