The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport has confirmed that Aphiwe Dyantyi’s B-sample has tested positive for banned substances.
Dyantyi returned a positive finding for a then undisclosed prohibited substance after being tested on 2 July following a Springbok training camp. In a statement released last Saturday, Dyantyi denied taking any banned substances and requested that his B sample be tested.
Saids confirmed on Friday that Dyantyi’s B-sample was tested at the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) accredited laboratory at the University of the Free State. The test confirmed the results of the A-sample of the presence of the banned substances: metandienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033.
Dyantyi has been formally charged with a doping offence for multiple anabolic steroids and metabolites. He has the decision of either accepting the charge and sumbitting a plea for a reduced sanction or contesting the charge before an independent tribunal panel.
Should Dyantyi contest that charge and plead not guilty a hearing will be set down within the next four weeks, and he will be required to provide evidence that can prove his innocence.
Dyantyi was left out of the Springboks’ 31-man squad for the World Cup after an injury-hit Super Rugby season. Bok coach Rassie Erasmus said the decision to omit Dyantyi was made before the results of his A-sample came to light.
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