Press releases 5th March 2015

Rugby Union Player Banned Following Anti-Doping Rule Violation

UK Anti-Doping has confirmed that Rugby Union player Scott Turner has been suspended from all sport for two years following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr Turner, who is a registered player with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), tested positive for the presence of the following prohibited substances, namely methasterone, its metabolite, and two metabolites of desoxymethyltestosterone, following an out-of-competition test on 16 October 2014. Mr Turner has admitted the anti-doping rule violation.

The player is banned from all sport from 6 November 2014 to 5 November 2016. The full written decision can be found under current rule violations. UKAD Director of Legal Graham Arthur said: “Scott Turner tested positive for the presence of prohibited substances. Therefore, he receives a mandatory two-year ban. Under the 2015 Code, this type of offence will automatically result in a four-year ban from sport.”

• This media release was originally published on the UKAD internet site on 5 March 2015. To access the original, please click here.

 

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