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RFL Statement: Zak Hardaker
A statement from the Rugby Football League regarding Castleford Tigers' player Zak Hardaker.
A Rugby Football League Spokesperson, said: "The Rugby Football League can confirm that Zak Hardaker is provisionally suspended from all competition after it received notification from UK Anti-Doping that he had tested positive for a banned substance following a Super 8s game between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos on September 8, 2017.
"He will therefore not be considered for the England Rugby League World Cup squad due to be announced today (Monday) at 12pm.
"The Rugby Football League will be making no further comment until the outcome of the case has been determined."
UPDATE: Castleford Tigers statement
Statement from @CTRLFC and @zakhardaker1 is in #SuperLeague #RLWC2017 pic.twitter.com/YNQi9hafNE
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