TEENAGE winger Phil Berry and Giants star Sean Penkywicz are the latest players to feel the effects of the Rugby Football League's crackdown on drugs cheats.
Both players were handed two-year bans by an RFL advisory panel in Leeds after being found guilty of taking steroids.
Berry, 19, who has yet to make his engage Super League debut for Warrington, was found to have taken nandrolone, while Penkywicz tested positive for stanozolol.
The bans come just six weeks after Ryan Hudson was banned for two years for taking stanozolol.
But the RFL, who recently increased the number of tests to 400 a year, insist that drug use is not widespread.
Media manager John Huxley points out that all three players are victims of a new policy of close-season testing which demonstrates the determination to weed out the cheats.
"We operate a very robust system and players should get the message loud and clear that we will not tolerate cheating," he said.
"We are determined to rid our game of cheats and make the sport totally clean."
Berry, who has yet to make a Super League appearance, undertook his drugs test at a Warrington training session on December 16 and has been suspended by his club since February 15.
His suspension takes immediate effect.