In May 2022 the United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the rugby player Luc Caines after his sample tested positive for the prohibited substance Cocaine.
After notification the Athlete gave a prompt admission, waived his right for a hearing, accepted a provisional suspension and the sanction proposed by UKAD.
The Athlete stated that he recreationally had used Cocaïn and UKAD accepts that the use of the substance occurred out-of-competition.
Because the Athlete was unable to undertake immediately a Substance of Abuse treatment program UKAD didn't reduce the sanction down to one month.
Therefore UKAD decides on 5 August 2022 to impose a 3 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete, starting on the date of the provisional suspension, i.e. on 26 May 2022.