Terry Bridge, a former professional rugby player for the Oldham Roughyeds, has been suspended from sports competition for a period of four years. The United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency (UKADA) banned Bridge based on non-analytical positive. Specifically, the ban came as the result of a ten-month prison sentence. Bridge was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to the trafficking of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). [Read more...]
Caroline Spelman, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in England, recently spent £60,994 in legal and court costs in order to suppress news of her son’s use of anabolic steroids and subsequent suspension from the sport of rugby by the International Rugby Board. But her teenage son doesn’t want her protection. [Read more...]
Jonathan “Jonny” Spelman, the teenage son of British Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, has been banned from playing rugby after being linked to the use of anabolic steroids. The Rugby Football Union announced that Jonathan has been banned for 21-months from participating in organized team rugby. Spelman will not be permitted to play in any rugby tournament or match until October 19, 2013. Spelman is recognized as the youngest Briton in history to be banned for a doping violation. [Read more...]
Jonny Spelman, the teenage son of a prominent British politician, was caught with steroid paraphernalia after he bragged about using anabolic steroids on several bodybuilding chat forums. Jonny’s mother is Caroline Spelman. Caroline is a Conservative Party member who was recently appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. [Read more...]
Jack Ralston, the former head of sales and marketing for the New Zealand Rugby Union, has claimed that at least two rugby players for the All Blacks had used anabolic steroids during the 1990s. “All Blacks” is the name used to refer to the New Zealand national rugby team. [Read more...]
The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport reported that 8.5% of 17 and 18 year-old rugby players tested positive for anabolic steroid use at the Coca-Cola Craven Week rugby tournament in Kimberley in July.
Khalid Galant, the CEO for the Institute for Drug-Free Sport, announced that only 47% of rugby players were subjected to anti-doping tests. Galant reported analytical positives for 4 athletes out of this limited sample of participants. [Read more...]
A Japanese rugby player probably wishes he had used anabolic steroids to enhance his performance, much like other athletes who use steroids, after it was revealed that his desperate desire for a moustache was the cause of a failed steroid test. Ryohei Yamanaka had been planning on representing Japan in the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in September.
The president of the South Africa Sports Medicine Association claims there is “massive abuse” of anabolic steroids among high school rugby players. Dr Jon Patricios said that he consults with at least a dozen parents every month about steroid issues involving their children. He sees a lot of competitive pressure among high school athletes to succeed in the sport. [Read more...]