Another potential doping scandal has hit Australian sport.

Parramatta Eels’ forward Kenny Edwards could be facing a nine-month ban after allegedly taking a drug test for a teammate.

Philippe Coquerand reports.


Edwards allegedly submitted a urine sample in place of hooker Kaysa Pritchard.

The allegations came to light when Pritchard admitted he was worried he would be suspended for taking an un-issued sleeping tablet.

The NRL Integrity Unit has stood down both players while they investigate.

Bulldog’s captain James Graham returns this week after a one month suspension.

Graham was sidelined for his dangerous contact against South Sydney kicker Adam Reynolds.

He has coach Des Hasler’s support.

Des Hasler, Bulldogs Coach: “It’s good to have someone to the quality of James Graham and to have the leadership back on the paddock.”

In AFL, Essendon players are trying to focus on Friday night’s clash against North Melbourne as the anti-doping spectre continues to stalk them.

But Brent Stanton says that will inspire the team to new heights.

Brent Stanton, Essendon Midfielder: “This group has grown so much in the last two and half years and it might be a cliche that it could possibly galvanise the football club back to 10 to 15 years ago.”

The World Anti Doping Authority’s appeal is expected to take months to finalise.

Philippe Coquerand, QUT News.