RFU hands English player four-year ban

The RFU have revealed that Kurt Brown of Lydney RFC has been suspended from March 13, 2020,  until March 12, 2024.

Brown provided an in-competition urine sample after a match at Lydney RFC on February 1.

The sample was found to contain an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for S1.1 Anabolic Androgenic Steroid, namely Nandrolone, 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone, a Non-Specified Substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List 2020.

Brown 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 irrespective of level.

“This case highlights the importance of players only seeking advice on injuries and treatment from qualified medical personnel.”

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