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Former England prop Jeff Probyn says that he thinks that it is unlikely that disgraced prop Matt Stevens will play professional rugby again.

Probyn (pictured)  who won 37 caps for England between 1988 and 1993 has advised Stevens to concentrate on getting his life back on track and in order rather than worrying about when he will be able to play rugby again.

“He is a young man with a lot of money and he seems to be hanging out with the wrong group and he got himself caught and there are no excuses for it.” Probyn told the Mirror.

“I can’t see him playing for England again and the reality is I think he will struggle to play for Bath again.

“The most important thing is he has held his hands up and realised he has a problem and he gets the opportunity to clean his life up.

“It is more important that he gets himself off drugs and gets himself straight.

“That is more important than whether he plays rugby again.”

Probyn added that he feels that Stevens was lucky to have lasted as long as he did without being tested positive and said that he thinks Stevens should be handed a one-year ban.

“I am surprised that he has not been caught earlier – the RFU’s drug testing is pretty robust.”



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