Sharks centre Bronson Xerri has been provisionally suspended by the NRL's Anti-Doping Policy after failing ASADA’s drug test.
In a statement issued by the NRL, Cronulla Sharks star Xerri had “returned a positive A-sample for exogenous Testosterone, Androsterone, Etiocholanolone and 5b-androstane-3a,17b-diol which are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy”.
“He was tested by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) on 25 November 2019.”
The young centre is facing a 4 year ban and is prohibited from participating in any WADA compliant sport, including rugby league, while the provisional suspension is in place.
The Cronulla Sharks also issued a statement saying “Bronson has been stood down from training and playing responsibilities while the process runs its course, which under the policy includes the opportunity to have his B-sample analysed.”
“The Club has been in contact with Bronson and has offered him full welfare support as he deals with this situation.”
by Angus Jones