Bronson Xerri’s NRL career is hanging by a thread after verification that his B sample tested positive to anabolic steroids.
The Cronulla center has a week to answer a breach note handed down from the NRL on Tuesday since he faces a four-year prohibit out of any World Anti-Doping Agency-compliant game.
Xerri can plead guilty or confront the NRL’s anti-doping tribunal to describe why he shouldn’t be substituted from this match.
The 19-year old was stood down by the NRL since late May after returning a positive test for any number of prohibited substances, such as testosterone, androsterone and etiocholanolone. All are banned from WADA and the NRL’s anti-doping policy.
He was initially analyzed in November a year ago, together with his favorable consequence carrying six months to be obtained by the NRL and Cronulla.
Xerri didn’t perform with the opening two matches of this season for its Sharks since he recovered from knee operation.