Rugby union player banned for four years

Scottish rugby union player, Sean Goodfellow, has been suspended from all sport for a period of four years following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

Mr Goodfellow was charged with an ADRV pursuant to Article 21.2.3 of World Rugby’s Anti-Doping Regulations – “Evading, refusing or failing to submit to Sample collection”.

UKAD’s Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead, said: “It is the responsibility of all athletes to comply with sample collection regulations.

“Failure to do so may result in the same sanction as a failed test.”

The period of ineligibility shall apply from the date of notification (2 January 2019) until midnight on 1 January 2023.

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