Protecting the Right to Enjoy Doping-Free Sport

Rule Violations

Current Sanctions

Under the World Anti-Doping Code all Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) must be published. This section lists all persons currently serving an ADRV.

All international Athlete Support Personnel currently serving, or who have served a ban over the last six years, can be found in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited Association List.

Name National Governing Body Sanction
Daniel Matthews Welsh Rugby Union Two-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Daniel Matthews
  • Date of violation: 24/03/2018
  • Date added to website: 01/11/2018
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Benzoylecgonine
  • Start date of sanction: 24/03/2018
  • End date of sanction: 23/03/2020
  • Decision: 181010_Issued_Decision.pdf [PDF 304 k]
Daniel Wells Rugby Football Union Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Daniel Wells
  • Date of violation: 14/04/2018
  • Date added to website: 22/10/2018
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents, Stimulants
  • Substance: Methylhexaneamine, Ostarine
  • Start date of sanction: 18/05/2018
  • End date of sanction: 17/05/2022
  • Decision: 180928_-_Decision_-_RFU_v_Daniel_Wells.pdf [PDF 167 k]
Maredydd Francis Welsh Rugby Union Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Maredydd Francis
  • Date of violation: 10/03/2018
  • Date added to website: 18/10/2018
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Welsh Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: 17-epitrenbolone , 5α-androstane-3α, 17β-diol (5αAdiol), 5β-androstane-3α, 17β-diol (5βAdiol), androsterone, etiocholanone, Nandrolone, Testosterone
  • Start date of sanction: 10/03/2018
  • End date of sanction: 09/03/2022
  • Decision: 180926_Issued_Decision_-_MF_FINAL.PDF [PDF 90 k]
Bradley Scott Other Two-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Bradley Scott
  • Date of violation: 27/05/2018
  • Date added to website: 18/10/2018
  • Sport: Other
  • National Governing Body: Other
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Benzoylecgonine
  • Start date of sanction: 03/07/2018
  • End date of sanction: 02/07/2020
Kevin McDine Darts Regulation Authority Two-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Kevin McDine
  • Date of violation: 27/11/2017
  • Date added to website: 04/09/2018
  • Sport: Darts
  • National Governing Body: Darts Regulation Authority
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Benzoylecgonine
  • Start date of sanction: 27/11/2017
  • End date of sanction: 26/11/2019
  • Decision: Kevin_McDine_-_UKAD_Issued_Decision_-_13_August_2018.pdf [PDF 305 k]
Tyrell Wilson Scottish Rugby Union Two-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Tyrell Wilson
  • Date of violation: 13/01/2018
  • Date added to website: 04/09/2018
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Scottish Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Methylenedioxyamphetamine
  • Start date of sanction: 13/01/2018
  • End date of sanction: 11/01/2020
  • Decision: 180813_-_UK_Anti-Doping_v_Tyrell_Wilson.PDF [PDF 203 k]
Adam Walker Rugby Football League 20-month ban
  • Competitor's name: Adam Walker
  • Date of violation: 14/07/2017
  • Date added to website: 23/08/2018
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Benzoylecgonine
  • Start date of sanction: 14/07/2017
  • End date of sanction: 13/03/2019
  • Decision: 180801_AW_Issued_Decision_FINAL.PDF [PDF 61 k]
Dean Ashfield Rugby Football Union Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Dean Ashfield
  • Date of violation: 15/03/2017
  • Date added to website: 13/08/2018
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: 17-epitrenbolone , Clenbuterol, Drostanolone
  • Start date of sanction: 10/04/2017
  • End date of sanction: 09/04/2021
  • Decision: 180322_RFU_v_Dean_Ashfield_-FINAL.PDF [PDF 212 k]
Joanna Blair United Kingdom Athletics Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Joanna Blair
  • Date of violation: 24/06/2017
  • Date added to website: 03/08/2018
  • Sport: Athletics
  • National Governing Body: United Kingdom Athletics
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: 17β-hydroxy-17α-methylandrosta-1,4-dien-3-one
  • Start date of sanction: 20/07/2017
  • End date of sanction: 19/07/2021
  • Decision: 180223_-_UK_Anti-Doping_v_Joanna_Blair_-_Decision.pdf [PDF 256 k]
  • Supporting documents: 180730_-_Joanna_Blair_v_UKAD_(Appeal)_-_FINAL.PDF [PDF 156 k]
Harry Reardon Rugby Football League Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Harry Reardon
  • Date of violation: 30/11/2017
  • Date added to website: 07/06/2018
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: 19-norandrosterone, 2-alpha-methyl-5-alpha-androstan-3-alpha-ol-17-one
  • Start date of sanction: 30/11/2017
  • End date of sanction: 29/11/2021
  • Decision: 180515_-_UKAD_v_Reardon_-_FINAL_(2).pdf [PDF 136 k]
Adam Fedorciow British Weightlifting Association Two-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Adam Fedorciow
  • Date of violation: 15/07/2017
  • Date added to website: 31/05/2018
  • Sport: Weightlifting
  • National Governing Body: British Weightlifting Association
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Beta-2 Agonists
  • Substance: Coclaurine, Higenamine
  • Start date of sanction: 15/07/2017
  • End date of sanction: 14/07/2019
  • Decision: 180206_-_UKAD_v_Fedorciow_-_Final_Decision_AMENDED.PDF [PDF 197 k]
  • Supporting documents: 180529_-_Appeal_Decision_-_Fedorciow_v_UKAD_(Appeal).pdf [PDF 164 k]
Patrick Hillier Rugby Football Union Two-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Patrick Hillier
  • Date of violation: 28/10/2017
  • Date added to website: 24/05/2018
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Stimulants
  • Substance: Benzoylecgonine
  • Start date of sanction: 17/11/2017
  • End date of sanction: 16/11/2019
  • Decision: 180502_-_RFU_v_Patrick_Hillier_-_Final_Decision.pdf [PDF 91 k]
Thomas Curry Welsh Rugby Union Four-year ban
Eric Molina British Boxing Board of Control Two-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Eric Molina
  • Date of violation: 11/12/2016
  • Date added to website: 22/05/2018
  • Sport: Professional Boxing
  • National Governing Body: British Boxing Board of Control
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Glucocorticosteroids
  • Substance: Dexamethasone
  • Start date of sanction: 28/10/2017
  • End date of sanction: 27/10/2019
  • Decision: 180427_-_UKAD_v_Molina_-_Decision_(Final).pdf [PDF 173 k]
Brandon Staples Rugby Football Union Four-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Brandon Staples
  • Date of violation: 09/08/2017
  • Date added to website: 18/04/2018
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Methandienone, Stanozolol
  • Start date of sanction: 07/09/2017
  • End date of sanction: 06/09/2021
  • Decision: 171130_-_RFU_v_Brandon_Staples_FINAL.PDF [PDF 200 k]
  • Supporting documents: 180416_-_Brandon_Staples_v_RFU_(Appeal).pdf [PDF 170 k]
Muhammad Ali England Boxing Association Two-year ban
  • Competitor's name: Muhammad Ali
  • Date of violation: 21/04/2017
  • Date added to website: 09/04/2018
  • Sport: Amateur Boxing
  • National Governing Body: England Boxing Association
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Trenbolone
  • Start date of sanction: 21/04/2017
  • End date of sanction: 20/04/2019
David Burrell United Kingdom Athletics Four year ban
  • Competitor's name: David Burrell
  • Date of violation: 23/08/2017
  • Date added to website: 01/03/2018
  • Sport: Athletics
  • National Governing Body: United Kingdom Athletics
  • Rule violated: Refusing or failure to comply
  • Class of drug:
  • Start date of sanction: 18/10/2017
  • End date of sanction: 17/10/2021
  • Decision: UKAD_v_Burrell.pdf [PDF 262 k]
Andrew Acton Scottish Rugby Union Three years and nine month ban
  • Competitor's name: Andrew Acton
  • Date of violation: 10/08/2017
  • Date added to website: 12/02/2018
  • Sport: Rugby Union
  • National Governing Body: Scottish Rugby Union
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Stanozolol
  • Start date of sanction: 08/09/2017
  • End date of sanction: 07/06/2021
  • Decision: UKAD_v_Andrew_Acton_issued_decision.PDF [PDF 1,256 k]
James Mulheron Other One year
  • Competitor's name: James Mulheron
  • Date of violation: 10/11/2017
  • Date added to website: 30/01/2018
  • Sport: Other
  • National Governing Body: Other
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Hormone and Metabolic Modulators
  • Substance: Clomiphene
  • Start date of sanction: 17/11/2017
  • End date of sanction: 16/11/2018
  • Decision: James Mulheron issued decision.pdf [PDF 29 k]
Donald Kudangirana Rugby Football League Three Years and Seven Months
  • Competitor's name: Donald Kudangirana
  • Date of violation: 14/12/2016
  • Date added to website: 02/01/2018
  • Sport: Rugby League
  • National Governing Body: Rugby Football League
  • Rule violated: Presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers in an athlete's sample
  • Class of drug: Anabolic Agents
  • Substance: Drostanolone, Testosterone
  • Start date of sanction: 30/01/2017
  • End date of sanction: 29/08/2020
  • Decision: UKAD_v_Donald_Kudangirana.PDF [PDF 1,514 k]

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