June 19, 2015
Rugby: Player banned after positive steroids test
A rugby player has been handed a two-year ban after testing positive for the use of steroids. Ross Bevan, a 22-year-old winger from Nelson, near Caerphilly, joined League 1 club South Wales Scorpions from rugby union club Nelson at the start of the season but never played for the club.
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) say Bevan tested positive for “exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid Drostanolone” following an out-of-competition test at a squad training session on February 9th. Bevan is suspended from all sport until 2017.
Bevan is a product of the Rugby League Champion Schools system having turned out for Lewis Boys of Pengam but was playing rugby union for Nelson in WRU Division 1 when he was spotted by the Scorpions and signed for the club. http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2015-06-19/rugby-player-banned-after-positive-steroids-test/