15th January 2019, 13:55 | anti-doping

James Duerden suspended for four years

 James Duerden suspended for four years

James Duerden, then of Barrow Raiders RLFC, has been suspended from all sport for a period of four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

Mr Duerden tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substances 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-οl-17-one (a metabolite of drostanolone) and 19-norandrosterone, commonly referred to as ‘19-NA’ (a metabolite of nandrolone), following an out-of-competition test on 14 December 2017, during a training session at Craven Park.

Mr Duerden was charged with an ADRV pursuant to Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules – “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample”.

The period of ineligibility shall apply from the date of sample collection (14 December 2017) until midnight on 13 December 2021.

To read the full judgement, please click here.