WP break silence on Grobler saga
Cape Town - WP Rugby have confirmed that lock Gerbrandt Grobler has tested positive
for a banned substance during the 2014 Currie Cup tournament.
Up until now, given the sensitive nature of the allegations, WP Rugby was unable to comment on the matter after Sport24 contacted them on Tuesday morning
However, the WPRFU have broken their silence on the matter, releasing a statement confirming that Grobler signed an admission of guilt after choosing not to contest the case against him and, thus accept, the sanctions and punishment (a two-year ban) handed down to him for testing positive for the steriod, Drostanolone.
A remorseful Grobler has also taken full responsibility for his actions.
WP Rugby stated that they will continue to educate its players about using only approved supplements and will also continue to promote drug-free sport and assist the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) wherever possible.
In recent press releases, WP Rugby had cited "personal medical reasons" for why Grobler was not in action.
The Stormers play their final Super Rugby warm-up match against the Boland Cavaliers at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, having already notched pre-season wins over the SWD Eagles (34-3) and the Cheetahs (39-31).
They start their Super Rugby campaign against the Bulls in Pretoria on February 14.