The rugby athletes -- the guys with leather balls -- occasionally test positive for foreign substances. England's rugby star Matt Stevens tested positive for cocaine following a December match, which earns him a possible 2 year suspension.
Interesting that cocaine, a recreational drug, will be treated as a PED. The drug is a stimulant, but likely wasn't used that way as it is basic that testing picks up the drug easily.
The 26-year-old prop confessed to having a “drug problem” as he was removed from the elite squad and suspended by his club Bath.
Matt said: “It’s pretty distressing talking about this. When you think about how much time people have put into my career — and I’ve thrown it away.
“It’s a very serious substance and something I’ve realised I have an issue with. I truly, truly am very sorry.”
South African-born Matt did not say which drug he took. But The Sun has learned he tested positive for cocaine in a random test after last month’s Heineken Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors.
Matt won fans off the pitch when he was runner-up in ITV’s X Factor: Battle of the Stars in 2006.
He faces a two-year match ban, ruining his hope of playing for the British and Irish Lions in South Africa this summer. Matt, who played in the 2007 World Cup, told Sky Sports he had begun drug counselling.