Whitehaven rugby player hit with four-year drug ban

John Todd, pictured centre, tested positive on a drugs test. Credit: Whitehaven RLFC

Whitehaven forward, John Todd, has been given a four-year ban after failing a drugs test.

The 23-year-old tested positive for nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, after an out-of-competition drugs test in November last year - just days after joining the club.

Todd, who is from Maryport in Cumbria, admitted the rule violation. He is suspended until 17 December 2019.