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November 11, 2013
Rugby Football Union Suspends Player for Doping (Steroids)
Henley player Richard Briggs has received a two-year Rugby Football Union ban for an anti-doping violation. Briggs tested positive for 19-norandrosterone (a metabolite of Nandrolone) and Oxandrolone – both anabolic androgenic steroids – in July this year, the RFU has announced. He has been suspended by a disciplinary panel from August 10, 2013 until August 9, 2015. The RFU said Briggs admitted the offence and agreed to the case being heard on papers without attending in person. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/rugby/briggs-banned-29744628.html