Wigan forward Hamlin suspended for doping violation

Wigan Warriors forward Gabe Hamlin has been provisionally suspended after being charged with a UK anti-doping violation.

The Warriors were informed by the Rugby Football League that the 22-year-old Australian had been charged.

Hamlin has returned to his homeland and will be unavailable for selection pending the conclusion of the case.

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan said: "Wigan Warriors will look to support Gabriel throughout this process until it's conclusion and thereafter.

"Gabriel has requested to be closer to his family during this difficult time and we fully support this request."

Hamlin joined the Super League champions from the South Sydney Rabbitohs ahead of the 2018 season.

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