Toulouse terminate Chiliboy contract

Former Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has 'discreetly returned' to South Africa after being released from his contract by French club Toulouse.

According to reports in Midi Olympique, the 28-year-old's contract was terminated by mutual consent after he tested positive for a banned substance last year.

He is now expected to face a doping hearing in mid-March, where he faces a two-year suspension if found guilty.

This is not the first time Ralepelle has been tested positive, after he and wing Bjorn Basson were found to have a banned substance (methylhexanamine) in their system when tested after South Africa’s clash with Ireland in Dublin in 2010.

The duo claimed the substance was in the Springbok-approved supplements they had taken and were let off the hook.

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