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Cougars player booted out

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Published at 6:16pm 29th October 2015. (Updated at 6:20pm 29th October 2015)

Rugby league club Keighley Cougars has sacked centre Daley Williams after he was given a four-year ban from all sport for doping.

He tested positive for steroids, drostanolone and a metabolite of stanozolol, following an out-of-competition test by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD )in March.

Williams told officials that he did not intentionally take the banned substances, but he's been given the maximum punishment because he failed to prove his case.

Nicole Sapstead, Chief Executive of UKAD, said: "This case highlights the worrying trend of young men using steroids either to improve their performance on the pitch or for cosmetic reasons.

"Not only are these young men cheating their opposition, and their team-mates, but they are also cheating themselves. They either do not know, or in some cases choose to ignore, the danger they are putting themselves in by continuing to abuse these substances.

"UKAD continues to focus on the source of the problem by working with law enforcement to strangle the supply of these substances. We also continue to work closely with the Rugby Football League to provide players with access to anti-doping education so they can make the right choices to protect their career and their health."