1st August 2016, 09:59 | anti-doping
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed that Rugby League player, Rhys Pugsley, has been suspended from all sport for eight years after committing a second Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).
Pugsley, from Newport in Wales, tested positive for the presence of the anabolic steroid nandrolone following an out-of-competition test on 8 February 2016.
At the time of the test the former Wigan Warriors Academy and Welsh international was already serving a two-year ban for steroid use which was committed in April 2014. As a result of the player committing a second ADRV, a ban of eight years was imposed under Article 10.7.1(c) of The World Anti-Doping Code.
Pugsley is banned from all sport from 3 March 2016 until midnight on 2 March 2024.
The full written decision can be found under current rule violations on the UKAD website.