Dyantyi formally charged with doping violation

Ruben Hill
August 30, 2019

Dyantyi has been out for two months with a hamstring injury, with South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus leaving him out of his World Cup squad on Monday.

The finding was confirmed by the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport following adverse findings in the testing of Dyantyi's B-sample.

The Lions player had requested another test after his urine sample, tested in July, returned a positive finding, which was made public over the weekend. The presence of this substance in my body has come as a massive shock to me and my team are doing everything we can to get to the source of this and prove my innocence.

"Taking any prohibited substance would not only be irresponsible and something that i would never intentionally do, it would also be senseless and stupid".

Springboks and Lions winger Aphiwe Dyantyi faces a four-year ban after he tested positive for steroids.

As a result, Dyantyi has been formally charged with doping.

Dyantyi can accept the charge and submit a plea, providing mitigating circumstances to reduce any sanction.

If he pleads not guilty, a hearing will take place before an independent panel in the next four weeks.

The player, who was named World Rugby's worldwide newcomer of the year in 2018 for a sensational debut season with the Boks, can accept the charge and submit a plea for a reduced sentence. The independent tribunal panel will then adjudicate over the proceeding and hand down a decision.

Dyantyi made his Springbok debut in June last year against England at Ellis Park and played his last Test against Wales in Cardiff on the end of year tour.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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