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Welsh rugby union player Kurt Clabby has been suspended for four years after a doping rule violation.

Clabby, 29, from Caerphilly, failed to report to for an out-of-competition test on 1 December 2015.

Clabby is banned from all sport from 28 January 2016 until 27 January 2020 and becomes the 15th registered WRU player to be on UK Anti-Doping (Ukad)'s list of banned sportspeople.

Clabby was playing in the Welsh Premiership for Bedwas at the time.

Clabby was told by Bedwas coach Steve Law that he was among four players who had to submit a sample following a training session, but could not be found or contacted by phone when the anti-doping official had dealt with a colleague.

He later claimed to have had a work emergency, but his supervisor gave evidence that he had tried to call Clabby without success before the training session.

Clabby was found to have deliberately avoided the drug-testing official to evade his test.

UKAD Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead said: "Kurt Clabby's decision to evade sample collection is not just a serious breach of the rules but it also goes against the spirit of sport and his responsibility as a sportsperson.

"We treat violations such as this with the upmost seriousness and we will always seek to impose the maximum possible sanction on any individual who decides to consciously cheat the system."

Welsh rugby union players who have served bans imposed by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad)
Adam Scanlon Shaun Cleary
Joseph Phelps Greg Roberts
Adam Buttifant Owen Morgan
Oliver Bilton Russell Kendall
Lee Evans Peter Davies
Nick Clancy Dean Colclough
Christopher Edwards Ryan Watkins

A WRU statement said: "Following a four year suspension to Kurt Clabby of Bedwas and Nelson for evading, refusing or failing to submit a sample collection, the WRU has reiterated its call for players to 'Stay Onside'.

"The Welsh Rugby Union has increased its level of anti-doping education across all levels of Welsh rugby and has invited community clubs to nominate club integrity officers to receive further guidance.

"There is no place for doping in Welsh rugby."

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:24 pm
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Butbseems plenty of dopes about :twisted:


Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:27 pm
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Keith L wrote:
Butbseems plenty of dopes about :twisted:


Surprised Chris Edwards is on the list though :D :P

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:44 pm
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Kurt Clabby! Arf! What a name! :D

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:05 pm
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Game is awash with it.

I spoke to a player only last week who was training with a former Premiership club, now in the lower divisions, he told me at the start of the season a form was passed around and they had to tick if they were happy to take a piss test or not. There was very mixed result on the sheet. In a lesser club he was also asked if he was happy to take a test for another player if the drug tester came to training, in that case they would use him to take a test if someone suspect was picked out, as they didn't ask for proof of identity. He said things may now have been tightened up.

I can not give details but it is also very common at professional level, with Human Growth often being the preferred method, for building and recovery.

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:30 pm
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With 15 players out, the question has to be asled whether we have enough for a team?


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Can't ignore this at any level and it seems the drugs of choice these days are HGH and (increasingly!) Testosterone supplements! Hard to get across to a youngster that taking huge amounts of Testosterone is storing up Prostate cancer at an early age! Increasingly, we are seeing people in their late 30's - early 40's with varying grade cancers of the Prostate!!

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This a section of a post I made in the thread concening concussion ..

the section belongs here too ... the young are increasingly inclined to supplements and that increases eventual risk as posted by Ottao above

the SA example worth a read ?

......Also, as stated above, concussion is only the tip of the iceberg. The scope of significant injury is comprehensive.The effect of e.g performance enhancing drugs and general medication abuse is very active. Recent reports from SA suggest that the incidence of use of supplements in U18 Rugby players is 55%.

http://www.news24.com/Video/Sport/study ... t-20160808

The immediate and longer term effect is more difficult to understand in this instance. Studies are more underway with the concussion aftermath.

Rugby is now a dangerous Sport Internationaly with much more specialised participation and consequential risk of litigation

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