BREAKING: Sharks star Bronson Xerri’s B-sample tests positive for anabolic steroids

Confirmation has come through that stood down Sharks star Bronson Xerri’s B-sample is positive to anabolic steroids.

The 19-year-old has been suspended from playing since May after he tested positive and has been awaiting the results of his B-sample.

The Daily Telegraph reported Xerri’s B-sample has also tested positive, with his career now hanging by a thread as he contemplates a four-year ban.

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BREAKING: @NRL confirm @Cronulla_Sharks Bronson Xerri’s B-sample is positive to anabolic steroids. Full story @telegraph_sport

“Bronson Xerri has been given notice by NRL,” Brent Read tweeted.

“Now has been given the opportunity to front an anti-doping tribunal. NRL now in control of process

Bronson Xerri has been given notice by NRL. Now has been given the opportunity to front an anti-doping tribunal. NRL now in control of process

“The National Rugby League (NRL) has today issued Cronulla Sharks player Bronson Xerri with a Notice of Alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations under the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy,” the NRL said in a statement.

“This follows the return of a positive sample and completion of the anti-doping process administered by Sport Integrity Australia.

“The Notice alleges that Mr Xerri breached the policy through the presence, use and possession of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the NRL’s Anti-Doping Policy.

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“Mr Xerri was provisionally suspended from participating in any WADA compliant sport, including rugby league, on 26 May 2020 following the return of a positive sample for Testosterone, Androsterone, Etiocholanolone and 5b-androstane-3a,17b-diol.

“Under the NRL Anti-Doping Policy, Mr Xerri now has the opportunity to respond to the matters raised in the Notice of Alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations.

Bronson Xerri scored 13 tries in 22 games in 2019.Source:Getty Images

“The NRL will continue to make support services available to Mr Xerri. The NRL will not be making further comment while this process is under way.”

Xerri will be given time to respond to the NRL Integrity Unit before a final determination is made.

The young gun scored 13 tries in 22 games for the Sharks in his rookie year in 2019 and was touted as a future Origin star by Immortal Andrew Johns.

Originally published asBREAKING: Sharks star Xerri’s B-sample tests positive for anabolic steroids

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