Player suspended for doping breach
A national anti-doping panel has suspended Andy Brocklehurst for two years after he was found guilty of breaching the RFL’s anti-doping regulations.
Brocklehurst, who was a player registered with Barrow Raiders, was found to have provided a sample containing benzoylecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine) and ephedrine (a stimulant) after a match against Batley Bulldogs on June 28, 2009.
Brocklehurst did not deny or contest the charge before the panel. In the absence of any argument or evidence from him, the panel have found him guilty of an anti-doping rule violation and imposed a two-year period of ineligibility.
Brocklehurst’s suspension commences from July 21, 2009 which is the day his provisional suspension commenced.