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Doping: Theron backs Basson

2010-11-15 22:31

Hendrik Cronjé

Bloemfontein – Dawie Theron is convinced that Springbok wing, Bjorn Basson, unwittingly used the banned stimulant, methylhexaneamine.

As coach for the Griquas, Theron had been grooming Basson for bigger things since 2007 and was stunned on Monday to learn that the wing and hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle had been suspended for using the banned substance.

"It felt as if one of my top players had been in a serious accident after I heard the news about Bjorn," said Theron.

"I really can't believe it, and expected it least of all from Bjorn. I am now waiting for more facts, but I believe that Bjorn used the stimulant unwittingly."

The Griquas coach said that 23-year-old Basson was one of the most disciplined players and someone who watched what he ate and drank during his days at Griquas.

Meanwhile, a well known South African rugby statistician, Frikkie van Rensburg, said Basson would miss another South African record due to his injured right ankle and his suspension.

"Bjorn has scored 34 tries this year and needed one more to match former Bok wing, Pieter Hendriks's South African record of 35 tries in a season," said Van Rensburg.
 

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Comments
  • THE PUNISHER - 2010-11-16 00:30

    Nognie eers behoorlik n bloubul nie en die mannekie begin al klaar met sy streke, hahahaha

      andre.sonnekus - 2010-11-16 05:02

      Wat 'n patetiese opmerking...

      Toby - 2010-11-16 05:50

      Andre die "punisher" is breindood en dit opmerking is ver verby "pateties" suiwer swak opvoeding en geen sportmanskap nie Yuk

      dushaas - 2010-11-16 07:07

      ouens, dit was tong in die kies... hy's nie ernstig nie

      Meyer - 2010-11-16 08:37

      Regtig bulletjies... hahahaha = grappie. Moenie so sensitief wees omdat die koppie nie meer in PTA is nie.

      CliffBradley - 2010-11-16 09:16

      Pasop voor jy grappies maak - Netnou is ou Effie "Op Jou Case"

      Azurite - 2010-11-16 09:16

      Jy is so onnosel dat jou mond al klaar gemors spoeg nog voor jou kop daaraan kan dink.

      Meyer - 2010-11-16 09:28

      @ Azurite. Pragtige beeldspraak. Mooi man!

  • McFreak - 2010-11-16 06:02

    @The Punisher. You should go to bed earlier because clearly late nights interfere with your thought processes!

      Dan - 2010-11-16 07:34

      Reply button fail.

      THE PUNISHER - 2010-11-16 21:56

      mmmm.......lyk my jy kan nie n grap sien al skop dit jou op jou 2 bloubulle nie.......relax ou, kry ook vir jou van daai goed wat die 2 gedrink het en ontspan. Dis n beroepsport en AS hulle dit wel willens en wetens geneem het, is omdat beroepsrugby so mededingend is. Ek het gladnie gese hulle HET dit gebruik nie. Miskien moet jy van die brandewyn en coke wegbly en mooi lees.....of iemand kry om jou te verduidelik

  • potevan - 2010-11-16 08:35

    "Unwittingly"??? Sportsmen (and women) competing at this level (international rugby) knows better!!! I dont believe for one second that he took anything "unwittingly"....

      pointblankza - 2010-11-16 09:07

      You entitled to your opinion, even if it makes you look like a real moron.

  • Desmond - 2010-11-16 09:03

    Its not like they were using anabolic steroids.... really..... its pathetic how poor Basson gets shamed for something which was probably not his fault at the end of the day...

  • Berelaine - 2010-11-16 10:02

    What they don't mention in the write-ups is that both of these guys were treated for head colds and the "drug" they found in their system is in most nasal sprays - they making them look like they're heavy drug addicts by making such a big issue - so the boys used nasal spray - big whoopie! Move on with it!

      GraemeBB - 2010-11-16 12:42

      No, I think they have mentioned it in every other article I have read since yesterday, except this one. Or do you want me to believe that you are so connected in the rugby world that they personally gave you a call? - And no, we cant move on with it, as our two players are on trial, and their careers depend on what this investigation finds.

  • StaalBurgher - 2010-11-16 16:19

    I have no doubt they did it unwittingly.

  • THE PUNISHER - 2010-11-16 21:51

    Nou hoekom is die groot bloubul supporters so vinnig op hulle perdjie? Seker maar omdat ou Chilliboy ook erens iets met die bloubulle te doen het. Aan al die kinders wat sulke boosaardige kommentaar op my opmerking gemaak het: Ek hoop jy het skoon undies gehad toe jy my kommentaar gelees het. Wat het goeie of slegte sportmanskap te doen met n speler wat vir steroidgebruik uitgevang is? Dit WAS n grap soos dushaas opgemerk het. Meeste sportsterre gebruik die goed om beter te presteer aangesien dit deesdae n beroep is. Dus, gaan ruil julle briekmerkundies met lekker OMO skoongewasdes , gaan kry n Castle en sak die boude.

      Karoobloed - 2011-01-21 04:50

      As jy regtig 'n "Punisher" is, hoe lyk dit met 'n foto en jou "Punisher" CV. Andersins klink jy net na 'n pateet wat wil klink soos 'n tough guy. En moet nou nie jou gesiggie op Scharzenegger se torso Photoshop nie hoor ou Punisher... Ek kom van 'n agtergrond waar manne, manne is - regte manne het nie wrede naampies nodig nie ou Punisher.

      Karoobloed - 2011-01-21 04:51

      As jy regtig 'n "Punisher" is, hoe lyk dit met 'n foto en jou "Punisher" CV. Andersins klink jy net na 'n pateet wat wil tough klink.

      Karoobloed - 2011-01-21 05:00

      Anders noem ons jou OMO onderbroekie...

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