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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.
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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.

Whilst Mr Bevan is not deemed to have acted intentionally under the 2015 rules, it is very clear that he was at significant fault. UKAD takes the use of steroids in sport extremely seriously

– GRAHAM ARTHUR, UKAD
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/