In a matter of months, Bok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi went from rugby prosperity to drug complexity. Sibusiso Mjikeliso investigates.
Springbok and Lions wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has decided to contest his doping charge after testing positive for three banned substances in August.
World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper says the governing body believes there is not a systematic doping culture in rugby.
Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot hopes that South African rugby will be associated with performances on the pitch rather than the recent doping-related suspensions. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Leading sports scientist Dr Ross Tucker says there is a possibility that Aphiwe Dyantyi innocently ingested multiple banned substances.
Saids CEO Khalid Galant says Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi will find it difficult to prove due diligence after he tested positive for multiple banned substances.
The Dale College Old Boys Union has released a statement in support of Aphiwe Dyantyi following the wing’s positive test for banned substances.
Sports scientist, Dr Ross Tucker, provides insight into the nature of Aphiwe Dyantyi’s B-sample returning an adverse finding.
SARugbymag.co.za looks at the three banned substances that Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi tested positive for, and which could see him face a ban for as many as four years.
The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport has confirmed that Aphiwe Dyantyi’s B-sample has tested positive for banned substances.