Two-year doping ban for Sam

MELROSE’S Sam Chalmers has been banned for two years from any involvement in rugby after admitting taking a banned substance.

The 19-year-old son of Scottish international Craig Chalmers tested positive at a Scotland U20 training session in May. Analysis found he had taken two anabolic steroids, banned by the World Anti-Doping Authority, that were present in a product bought over the internet. Chalmers said: “I totally regret my actions. I was stupid, naive and desperate. I am embarrassed by the whole situation and feel I have let myself, family and club down.”