England Rugby Player Banned For Four Years For Anti-Doping Rule Violation

Banned.

Stephen Hihetah of Hull RUFC has been banned from all sport for four years from 12 June 2019 until 11 June 2023.

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Mr Hihetah provided a urine sample following a training session on 21 February 2019 which returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for the Prohibited Substances Stanozolol metabolites, Metandienone metabolite and Tamoxifen metabolite.

Mr Hihetah was charged with a breach of World Rugby regulation 21.2.1, “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a player’s Sample.”

RFU Anti-Doping and Illicit Drugs Programme Manager Stephen Watkins said:

“All rugby players are subject to the anti-doping rules which are in place to protect players and the integrity of our sport.”