Rugby Player Faces A Ban For Using Steroids... On His Mustache

rugby scrum

Photo: Flickr/jimmyweee

Japanese rugby player Ryohei Yamanaka will miss the upcoming World Cup and may face a two-year ban from the sport after failing a performance enhancing drug test.The culprit? A hair growth cream that he used on his mustache.

The cream apparently contains a banned steroid that he was unaware of.

Yamanaka was ashamed that such a mistake could cost him and his team, but was quick to point out that the hair growth cream was not for his head.

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.