South Africa's Aphiwe Dyantyi charged with doping offence after B sample also returns positive

Aphiwe Dyantyi went on to win the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award in 2018
Aphiwe Dyantyi went on to win the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award in 2018
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South Africa international Aphiwe Dyantyi has been charged with a doping offence after his B sample also returned positive for a banned substance.

The 24-year-old was already suspended after the medical tests conducted on 2nd June indicated that his sample had a presence of a banned substance as listed by South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) following which he decided to extend the test to the B sample.

Dyantyi had his B sample tested at World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) accredited laboratory at the University of the Free State with samples indicating the presence of metandienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033 which are listed under performance-enhancing drugs.

The Springboks international has been charged with a doping offence for multiple anabolic steroids and metabolites and can contest the charge in front of an independent disciplinary panel. if he decides against pleading guilty to the charges then he will need to produce the evidence in support of his innocence following which a decision will be arrived.

Dyantyi has played 13 Tests for South Africa with all of it coming in the last year during which he also went on to win the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award.

 

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