They are both Rugby League juniors from the Parramatta area, and now, they face the likelihood of a ban, after taking a banned substance that they insist, was given to them in an “honest mistake”.

With the rumours seemingly endless on this topic, and despite the Eels work to attempt to keep it within the club, the media has finally caught wind of it, with utility Tom Humble, and former Eel Brendan Oake, caught in the midst of it.

As it stands, the two have been serving a provisional suspension, for taking the banned substance, a stimulant, called dimethylpentylamine (methylhexaneamine).

Despite this however, both Humble and Oake will contest the charges at a NSWRL tribunal on May 19, and have denied that they took any illegal substance at all.

The allegation in the saga, is that both players were given the supplement, titled Jack3d by Wentworthville staff members,  all of whom, are no longer at the club.

Eels Chief Executive Paul Osborne said that that was the very reason as why the players have not been seen playing, due to the suspension in place.

“It was an honest mistake; they were provided with it and there was no attempt on their part to take [a banned drug],” Osborne said.

“We’d love to have them back on the paddock soon. We’ll be defending it vigorously.”

By ricky

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