Tea-time visitors out for rugby star's blood

Piri Weepu. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Piri Weepu. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Piri Weepu was making dinner with his two daughters last night when he was interrupted by a knock on his door by people asking for his blood.

But it was all above board - they were drug testers wanting a random sample.

Last night, the star All Black and new Blues recruit tweeted to his 42,000 followers: "Awesome getting dinner ready and the kids and boom knock knock drug testers are here ... Damn it! Come after ... Lol oh well. It's only bloods."

Auckland Rugby spokesman James Rigby said random drug tests were "fairly common" for its players.

Weepu has just made the move from Wainuiomata to Mt Roskill to play for the Blues after seven seasons with the Hurricanes.

The 94kg player took a starring role in the World Cup when he added leadership, goalkicking ability and a cool head at halfback in the absence of Dan Carter.

Weepu strained his groin in the warm-up to the final win over France, but played on regardless and helped the team break their 24-year drought and bring home the Webb Ellis Cup.

Unbeaten after three pre-season games, the Blues face perennial Super rugby finalists the Crusaders in the opening round at Eden Park on Friday night.

- Staff reporter

- NZ Herald


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