Protecting the Right to Enjoy Doping-Free Sport


Welsh Rugby Union Player Banned Following Anti-Doping Rule Violation

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has today confirmed that WRU registered player Russell Kendall has been suspended from all sport for three years and three months following an anti-doping rule violation.

Mr Kendall was charged by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after receiving information from the Border Force that a package addressed to Mr Kendall containing human growth hormone (hGH), had been intercepted and seized. The athlete is banned from all competition from 10 November 2014 to 9 February 2018.

The full written decision can be found under current rule violations.

UKAD Director of Legal Graham Arthur said: “This case demonstrated that partnership working with law enforcement agencies is vital in the fight against doping in sport and the Border Force played an integral role in bringing this incident to light. The Panel also found that there were aggravating factors in Mr Kendall’s case and this is reflected in the length of his ban.”