Sharks star Bronson Xerri has been stood down and could face a four-year ban over an ASADA investigation.
The NRL confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon in a statement.
“The Suspension Notice asserts Xerri returned a positive A-sample for exogenous Testosterone, Androsterone, Etiocholanolone and 5b-androstane-3a,17b-diol.”
Senior News Corp journalists Brent Read and David Riccio broke the news on Tuesday.
— David Riccio (@DaveRic1) May 26, 2020
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Xerri has had his phone confiscated by ASADA, according to Riccio.
The 19-year old will have his B sample tested.