Broncos' James Segeyaro Provisionally Suspended After Positive Drug Test

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He has played 154 games.

The NRL has provisionally suspended Broncos player James Segeyaro after he returned a positive drug test for the banned substance Ligandrol; the same drug which sidelined Aussie swimmer Shayna Jack.

The positive A-sample was taken at their training headquarters in the Brisbane suburb of Red Hill on September 3 2019, four days after the Broncos beat the Parramatta Eels at Suncorp Stadium. The player is now allowed to request his B-sample be tested as well.

"The provisional suspension notice asserts that Mr Segeyaro returned a positive A-sample for di-hydroxy LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the NRL's anti-doping policy," an NRL statement said.

"The NRL has spoken with Mr Segeyaro and advised him of support services. The NRL will not be making further comment while the ASADA investigation is underway," the statement continued.

Segeyaro has played 154 games over his career which has included time at the Cowboys, Panthers and Sharks.

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Written By Ange Anderson
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He is expected to appear in court on 6 November.