Doping Control Personnel
Protecting the Right to Participate in Clean Sport

Rule Violations

Current Sanctions

Under the World Anti-Doping Code all Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) must be published. This section lists all persons currently serving an ADRV.

All international Athlete Support Personnel currently serving, or who have served a ban over the last six years, can be found in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited Association List.

Name National Governing Body Sanction
Rhys Pugsley Rugby Football League Eight-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Rhys Pugsley
  • Date of violation: 08/02/2016
  • Date added to website: 01/08/2016
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Nandrolone
  • Start date of sanction: 03/03/2016
  • End date of sanction: 02/03/2024
  • Decision: 160616_UKAD_v_Pugsley_Issued_Decision_408.PDF [PDF 1,308 k]
Luke Graham England Boxing Association Two-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Luke Graham
  • Date of violation: 10/06/2016
  • Date added to website: 21/07/2016
  • Sport: Amateur Boxing
  • National Governing Body: England Boxing Association
  • Rule violated: Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method
  • Substance: Drostanolone, Nandrolone, Testosterone, Trenbolone
  • Start date of sanction: 01/06/2016
  • End date of sanction: 31/05/2018
  • Decision: 160630_Luke_Graham_Issued_Decision_407.PDF [PDF 805 k]
Gabriel Evans British Cycling Federation Three years and six months
  • Competitor's name: Gabriel Evans
  • Date of violation: 13/08/2015
  • Date added to website: 07/07/2016
  • Sport: Cycling
  • National Governing Body: British Cycling Federation
  • Rule violated: Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method, Possession of prohibited substances
  • Substance: Erythropoietin (EPO)
  • Start date of sanction: 16/10/2015
  • End date of sanction: 15/04/2019
  • Decision: 151218_UKAD_vs_Evans_Issued_Decision_FINAL.pdf [PDF 1,134 k]
  • Supporting documents: 160705_Gabriel_Evans_v_UK_Anti-Doping_-_NADP_Appeal_Decision.pdf [PDF 445 k]
Nathan Darby Rugby Football League Four-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Nathan Darby
  • Date of violation: 14/01/2016
  • Date added to website: 23/06/2016
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Nandrolone, Oxandrolone, Trenbolone
  • Start date of sanction: 12/02/2016
  • End date of sanction: 11/02/2020
  • Decision: 160524_ND_Issued_Decision_404.pdf [PDF 1,115 k]
John Todd Rugby Football League Four-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: John Todd
  • Date of violation: 27/11/2015
  • Date added to website: 18/05/2016
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Nandrolone
  • Start date of sanction: 18/12/2015
  • End date of sanction: 17/12/2019
  • Decision: UKAD_vs_Todd_Order_402.pdf [PDF 202 k]
Connor Stapley Rugby Football Union Two-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Connor Stapley
  • Date of violation: 25/08/2015
  • Date added to website: 05/05/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Mesterolone, Methandienone
  • Start date of sanction: 23/09/2015
  • End date of sanction: 22/09/2017
  • Decision: Stapley_Anti_Doping_Judgement_400.pdf [PDF 257 k]
Brandon Walker Rugby Football Union Four-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Brandon Walker
  • Date of violation: 19/11/2015
  • Date added to website: 05/05/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Oxandrolone
  • Start date of sanction: 09/12/2015
  • End date of sanction: 08/12/2019
  • Decision: Walker_Anti_Doping_Judgment_399.pdf [PDF 225 k]
Andrew Quarry Rugby Football Union 12-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Andrew Quarry
  • Date of violation: 01/04/2011
  • Date added to website: 05/05/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method, Possession of prohibited substances, Trafficking or attempted trafficking
  • Substance: Methandienone, Stanozolol, Testosterone
  • Start date of sanction: 21/06/2013
  • End date of sanction: 20/06/2025
  • Decision: Quarry_Anti_Doping_Judgement_398.pdf [PDF 660 k]
Adam Scanlon Welsh Rugby Union Two-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Adam Scanlon
  • Date of violation: 24/10/2015
  • Date added to website: 28/04/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Hormone and Metabolic Modulators
  • Substance: Clomiphene
  • Start date of sanction: 24/10/2015
  • End date of sanction: 23/10/2017
  • Decision: UKAD_v_Scanlon_Order_397.pdf [PDF 181 k]
Joseph Phelps Welsh Rugby Union Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Joseph Phelps
  • Date of violation: 16/06/2015
  • Date added to website: 05/04/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Nandrolone
  • Start date of sanction: 02/07/2015
  • End date of sanction: 01/07/2019
  • Decision: UK_Anti-Doping_v_Phelps_396.pdf [PDF 225 k]
  • Supporting documents: Final_Order_Phelps_396.pdf [PDF 262 k]
Jeremy Wilson British Boxing Board of Control Two-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Jeremy Wilson
  • Date of violation: 21/11/2015
  • Date added to website: 21/03/2016
  • Sport: Professional Boxing
  • National Governing Body: British Boxing Board of Control
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Diuretics and Other Masking Agents
  • Substance: Furosemide
  • Start date of sanction: 21/12/2015
  • End date of sanction: 20/12/2017
  • Decision: Issued_Decision_Wilson_395.pdf [PDF 1,191 k]
Thomas Price Rugby Football Union Four-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Thomas Price
  • Date of violation: 14/11/2015
  • Date added to website: 18/03/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Refusing or failure to comply
  • Class of drug: Failure to comply
  • Substance: n/a
  • Start date of sanction: 20/11/2015
  • End date of sanction: 19/11/2019
  • Decision: Price_Anti_Doping_Judgment_394.pdf [PDF 400 k]
George Skafidas United Kingdom Athletics Lifetime Ban
  • Competitor's name: George Skafidas
  • Date of violation: 23/11/2015
  • Date added to website: 16/03/2016
  • Sport: Athletics
  • National Governing Body: United Kingdom Athletics
  • Rule violated: Tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control, Possession of prohibited substances, Trafficking or attempted trafficking, Administration or attempted administration of any prohibited substance or method
  • Substance: Testosterone
  • Start date of sanction: 23/11/2015
  • End date of sanction: Lifetime ban
  • Decision: UK_Anti-Doping_v_Skafidas_-_NADP_Decision_392.pdf [PDF 152 k]
Adam Buttifant Welsh Rugby Union Two-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Adam Buttifant
  • Date of violation: 08/06/2015
  • Date added to website: 08/03/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone
  • Start date of sanction: 24/06/2015
  • End date of sanction: 23/06/2017
  • Decision: UKAD_v_Buttifant_-_NADP_Decision_391.pdf [PDF 252 k]
  • Supporting documents: Buttifant_Appeal_Decision.pdf [PDF 924 k]
Gavin Duffy Rugby Football League 15-month Ban
  • Competitor's name: Gavin Duffy
  • Date of violation: 30/07/2015
  • Date added to website: 02/03/2016
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Benzoylecgonine
  • Start date of sanction: 20/08/2015
  • End date of sanction: 19/11/2016
  • Decision: UKAD_vs_Duffy_-_NADP_Decision_(redacted_-_amended).pdf [PDF 1,050 k]
Dan Lancaster Rugby Football Union Four-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Dan Lancaster
  • Date of violation: 23/04/2015
  • Date added to website: 26/02/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Use or attempted use by an athlete of a prohibited substance or method
  • Substance: Testosterone
  • Start date of sanction: 05/06/2015
  • End date of sanction: 04/06/2019
  • Decision: Lancaster_Appeal_Judgment_Decision_389.pdf [PDF 294 k]
  • Supporting documents: lancaster_antidoping_judgment.pdf [PDF 434 k]
Ryan Watkins Welsh Rugby Union Four-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Ryan Watkins
  • Date of violation: 18/08/2015
  • Date added to website: 28/01/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents, Stimulants
  • Substance: Methylhexaneamine, Nandrolone
  • Start date of sanction: 12/09/2015
  • End date of sanction: 11/09/2019
  • Decision: RW_Issued_Decision_388.pdf [PDF 1,072 k]
Shaun Cleary Welsh Rugby Union Two-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Shaun Cleary
  • Date of violation: 15/08/2015
  • Date added to website: 27/01/2016
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Benzoylecgonine
  • Start date of sanction: 11/09/2015
  • End date of sanction: 10/09/2017
  • Decision: UKAD_v_Shaun_Cleary_-_Final_Decision_386.pdf [PDF 237 k]
Robin Townsend Other Four-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Robin Townsend
  • Date of violation: 05/09/2015
  • Date added to website: 20/01/2016
  • Sport: Cycling
  • National Governing Body: Other
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Modafinil
  • Start date of sanction: 08/10/2015
  • End date of sanction: 07/10/2019
  • Decision: UKAD_v_Townsend_-_Final_Redacted_Decision_385(1).pdf [PDF 1,505 k]
Paul Bird Other Two-year Ban
  • Competitor's name: Paul Bird
  • Date of violation: 11/07/2015
  • Date added to website: 23/12/2015
  • Sport: Motor Sport
  • National Governing Body: Other
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Diuretics and Other Masking Agents, Stimulants
  • Substance: Benzoylecgonine, Furosemide
  • Start date of sanction: 11/07/2015
  • End date of sanction: 10/07/2017
  • Decision: UK_Anti-Doping_vs__Bird_384(1).pdf [PDF 111 k]

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