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Welsh youngster banned for doping

A Welsh rugby union player has been banned from all sport for two years following an anti-doping rule violation.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) said that 19-year-old Adam Buttifant, who played for Bargoed Rugby Club, tested positive for met abolites of dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone (an anabolic steroid) following an out-of-competition test in June last year.

Buttifant is banned from all sport until midnight on June 23 next year.

UKAD chief executive Nicole Sapstead said: " Adam Buttifant is a young rugby player who had a promising playing career ahead of him.

"By failing to do proper research or seek guidance about the supplements he was taking, he has damaged his sporting career and his reputation."

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