Castleford Tigers full-back Hardaker provisionally suspended over failed drugs test

Castleford Tigers full-back Zak Hardaker has been provisionally suspended for failing a drugs test, the Rugby Football League has announced.

Monday, 9th October 2017, 10:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:09 am
Zak Hardaker.

Castleford dropped the full-back for Saturday’s Super League Grand Final for what they called a breach of club rules and the governing body has now revealed the player tested positive for a banned substance following his club’s win over Leeds a month ago.

A RFL spokesperson said: “The Rugby Football League can confirm that Zak Hardaker is provisionally suspended from all competition after it received notification from UK Anti-Doping that he had tested positive for a banned substance following a Super 8s game between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos on September 8, 2017.”

Zak Hardaker scores against Leeds Rhinos.
Zak Hardaker scores against Leeds Rhinos.