Two Positive Drug Tests for South Africans in Recent Anglo-Celtic Tour

The Associated Press reported recently that the “B” samples of two South African Springboks players who had previously tested positive for methylhexaneamine banned performance enhancing substances came back from the labs with another positive result.

The two players, wing Bjorn Basson and hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle, will have to face an investigation and eventual tribunal in South Africa. The pair tested positive after South Africa’s 23-21 win over Ireland last month.

According to the story:

“Basson and Ralepelle failed random doping tests for methylhexaneamine after South Africa’s victory over Ireland on Nov. 6 and were sent home from the tour. They blame a sports drink used by the squad.”

Right, it’s a sports drink’s fault. The next think you know they’ll tell you the Devil made them do it. Look guys, it’s OK if you’re going to try and cheat. Really it is, after all if you’re not cheating then you’re not trying. But your end of the bargain is, when you get caught, to fess up to it.


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