Pretoria - South African rugby was rocked on Tuesday with the confirmation that two
players had tested positive during routine testing for using banned
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SA Rugby confirmed to supersport.com that they had been informed by the
South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) that two players
from two separate rugby unions had tested positive during recent testing
that took place in local conditions and that the process for a hearing
for these players would now follow its course.
SARU would not name the players, and said the normal protocol was to
protect the players identities with the matter being referred back to
SAIDS Chief Executive Khalid Galant confirmed the same to supersport.com
and said that the players had been informed of the positive test
through their unions.
Players could ask for a B-sample to be tested, but this was not a mandatory next step in cases like these.
“In some cases players accept the findings and do not contest them, so
as to have their suspension begin as soon as possible,” Galant told
The players, whose names are known to supersport.com, will now need to
respond to the findings and decide whether or not they will contest
If they are found guilty, they face bans between two and four years, depending on the outcome of their disciplinary hearings.
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