A CHINNOR player has been banned from all sport for two years for violating anti-doping rules.

Greg Goodfellow provided a urine sample containing the prohibited substance Methasterone from a test at the National League 1 club’s training ground on February 19, 2019.

He was charged with a breach of World Rugby regulation 21.2.1, “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a player’s Sample”. 

The presence of the steroid saw the scrum half receive a four-year ban, which was halved on appeal due to a lack of evidence of intention.

The ban started on March 29, 2019, meaning Goodfellow has already served most of his time.

RFU Anti-Doping and Illicit Drugs programme manager Stephen Watkins said: “All rugby players are subject to the anti-doping rules which are in place to protect players and the integrity of our sport.”

Goodfellow signed for Chinnor in 2015 and made 90 appearances, with his last game coming away at Sale on March 23, 2019.

A club statement said: "Chinnor RFC Thame acknowledges the panel’s decision.

"Whilst we believe Greg’s actions were naïve as opposed to intentional, Chinnor RFC Thame has a zero-tolerance policy towards drugs.

"Greg has been a loyal servant to the club over a number of years and although he can’t currently participate on the pitch as a player or coach we look forward to his support of the club in the future.”