Michael Lowis of Clevedon RFC has been suspended for a period of four years from all sport following the decision of a national anti-doping independent panel for an anti-doping violation.
The 40 year-old rugby player tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substances Drostanolone and Trenbolone (metabolite 17-epitrenbolone).
He was tested following a match between Clevedon RFC and Bridgwater & Albion RFC on 15 March 2017.
Lowis will receive a credit for the period of his provisional suspension – which began on 10 April 2017 – the start date for the period of ineligibility of four years from any sport.
The independent panel consisted of William Norris QC (Chair), Blondel Thompson and Professor Gordon McInnes.