Rugby League: Image Tainted Once Again By Steroid Ban

Rugby League: Image Tainted Once Again By Steroid Ban

Once again, Rugby League is in the spotlight again for steroid use and the latest player to be banned represents Hunslet Hawks (Leeds, UK) and aged just 21 is part of a worrying trend which is seeing more and more players testing positive for steroids.


This particular player tested positive for traces of nandrolone, oxandrolone and trenbolone following a test whilst out of competition. As a result, the player is now banned up until 2020 following the violation of the anti-doping rules set out by the UKAD.

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The player pleaded guilty to the charges brought forward, admitting he acted intentionally.


It seems more and more young people who are chasing a career in sport are willingly risking their potential future as a sportsman by their conscious decision to use steroids in order to become bigger and stronger.

What few people realize is that these steroids bought on-line are not always produced in strict lab conditions which are regulated. Apart from these dangers, there are cardio-vascular risks, particularly those who suffer from conditions such as ARVC which are usually hidden until it is too late.

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Ben BA(Hons), PGCert

Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. He has always been interested in sport and he started playing rugby at the age of 6 represented his town, county and school. Ben also enjoys cycling, has started skiing and is in the Army Reserve representing his Regiment as part of the 150 Regimental Shooting Team. He holds a bachelor's and postgraduate degree in sport exercise & nutrition.
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