Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Rugby

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."


From Belfast Telegraph