Rugby player receives sanction

  • Doping Violation Update

Sport Integrity Australia acknowledges the decision of Rugby Australia to sanction athlete Liam Moseley for the presence of a metabolite of a prohibited substance and the use of a prohibited substance.

Mr Moseley returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an out-of-competition doping control test on 1 April 2021.

His sample detected the presence of Di-hydroxy LGD-4033. It was determined that Mr Moseley used a prohibited substance, namely LGD-4033, on and/or before 1 April 2021 (Use).

LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) is listed under Class S1 (Anabolic Agents) of the Prohibited List and is prohibited at all times.

Rugby Australia imposed a three (3) year ban on Mr Moseley commencing on 1 April 2021.

Mr Moseley is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 1 April 2024.


LGD-4033 is promoted as a selective non-steroidal anabolic agent. It is claimed to be a substance that induces muscle (and bone) growth without the side effects associated with steroid use. However, information on the safety of LGD-4033 is scarce due to a lack of medium and long-term clinical trials - hence the medium and long-term health impacts are unknown.

It should be noted that a number of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) have associated health-risks, particularly for the heart and liver.

Sport Integrity Australia is committed to protecting the right of clean athletes to fair competition.

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The Sport Integrity app provides a useful resource for athletes and support staff to check substances and medications. Additionally, it provides information on how to find batch-tested supplements or see if a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is required.

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