Chinnor scrum-half Greg Goodfellow has been banned from all sport for two years from 29 March 2019 until 28 March 2021.
Mr Goodfellow provided a urine sample at Chinnor’s training ground on 19 February 2019. The sample was found to contain the prohibited substance, Methasterone.
Mr Goodfellow 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.”
Chinnor RFC commented: “The Rugby Football Union yesterday announced that Greg Goodfellow has been banned from all sport for two years from March 29, 2019, until March 28, 2021. A urine sample provided on February 19, 2019, was found to contain the prohibited substance Methasterone.
Greg 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”.
“Chinnor RFC Thame acknowledges the panel’s decision. Whilst we believe Greg’s actions were naïve as opposed to intentional, Chinnor RFC Thame has a zero-tolerance policy towards drugs. Greg has been a loyal servant to the Club over a number of years and although he can’t currently participate on the pitch as a player or coach we look forward to his support of the Club in the future.”