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    Chilliboy reportedly fails doping test - AGAIN!

    2019-03-08 17:30

    Cape Town - Sharks hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance.

    According to Netwerk24, Ralepelle allegedly tested positive in January when a random drug test was executed by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) at Kings Park.

    This isn't the first time Ralepelle has been tested positive.

    In 2015 he was banned for two years for an anabolic steroid.

    It dated back to an out-of-competition doping control test taken the year before when he was recovering from an operation on an anterior cruciate ligament following a knee injury in France.

    In 2010, Ralepelle and fellow Springbok Bjorn Basson also tested positive for methylhexanamine, but were found to not be at fault as the substance was apparently contained in Springbok-approved supplements.

    The 32-year-old, who has 25 Tests to his name, has not played for the Sharks this Super Rugby season thus far.

    Meanwhile, this weekend sees the Sharks take on the Bulls in their SA derby at Loftus Versfeld.

    Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:15.

    Teams:

    Bulls

    15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Dylan Sage, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Handre Pollard (captain), 9 Ivan van Zyl 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Tim Agaba, 6 Jannes Kirsten, 5 Jason Jenkins, 4 Hanro Liebenberg, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

    Substitutes: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Paul Schoeman, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Divan Rossouw

    Sharks

    15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12 Jeremy Ward, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10.Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (captain), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Wian Vosloo, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Gideon Koegelenberg, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira 

    Substitutes: 16 Fezokhule 'Fez' Mbatha, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Andre Esterhuizen, 23 Curwin Bosch

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    Saturday, 23 March 2019
    • Hurricanes v Stormers, Westpac Stadium 08:35
    • Waratahs v Crusaders, Sydney Cricket Ground 10:45
    • Sunwolves v Lions, Singapore National Stadium 12:55
    • Bulls v Chiefs, Loftus Versfeld 15:05
    • Sharks v Rebels, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 17:15
    Sunday, 24 March 2019
    • Reds v Brumbies, Suncorp Stadium 07:05
    Friday, 29 March 2019
    • Hurricanes v Crusaders, Westpac Stadium 08:35
    • Waratahs v Sunwolves, McDonald Jones Stadium 10:45

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