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'Steroid abuse off-the-scale in Welsh grassroots rugby'

Steroid abuse is "off-the-scale" in Welsh grassroots and semi-professional rugby, it has been claimed.

UK Anti-Doping figures reveal players from Wales make up 34% of all sportsmen and women serving drugs bans.

An ex-player, who took drugs, told BBC Wales' Week In Week Out programme he is surprised more have not been banned.

But WRU chief Martyn Phillips is not "overly concerned" because the number tested is proportionately higher than in other rugby unions and sports.

Hywel Griffith Reports.

  • 24 Nov 2015
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