Rugby League; Hilton is fined by Hornets
Thursday 21 December 1995
The Rochdale Hornets forward Tony Hilton has been fined an undisclosed sum by his club after being banned for three months by the . Rochdale have also warned the 24-year-old Hilton about his future conduct, after he tested positive for ephedrine following last month's game against Featherstone Rovers.
Ephedrine is found in cough and cold remedies, but Hornets' secretary, Paul Reynolds, said: "We have always made it plain we will not tolerate the use of banned substances."
Hilton is the first player in the domestic game to be suspended for drug- taking this season, although three players were thrown out of the World Cup after testing positive for banned substances. The has taken steps to try to eradicate the use of banned substances - it tests players at training in and out of season and tests two members of each side after matches.
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