18th December 2019

Rugby player banned for four years for anti-doping rule violation

• Stephen Hihetah of Hull RUFC has been banned from all sport for four years from 12 June 2019 until 11 June 2023.

Mr Hihetah provided a urine sample following a training session on 21 February 2019 which returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for the Prohibited Substances Stanozolol metabolites, Metandienone metabolite and Tamoxifen metabolite. Mr Hihetah was charged with a breach of World Rugby regulation 21.2.1, “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a player’s Sample”.

RFU Anti-Doping and Illicit Drugs Programme Manager Stephen Watkins said: “All rugby players are subject to the anti-doping rules which are in place to protect players and the integrity of our sport.” To read the full judgement, please click here

• This media release was published by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) on 18 December 2019. Click here for the original.

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