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23 Jan 2020
1:56 pm

Banned Dyantyi’s agonising wait for defence

Sport Staff

The Springbok winger is awaiting a hearing on his alleged doping offences.

Aphiwe Dyantyi of South Africa in action during the Quilter International match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on November 03, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Aphiwe Dyantyi’s long wait for clarity on his rugby future continues.

According to SARugbymag, the 26-year-old Lions and Springbok winger has submitted his statement of defence in response to being provisionally suspended for testing positive for banned substances last year.

One of his legal representatives confirmed to the publication that Dyantyi is now merely awaiting a hearing date South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (Saifs).

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The flyer, who was on the crest of a wave after being named World Rugby’s Breakthrough-Player-of-the-Year in 2018, was flagged for an adverse finding after he was tested at a national training camp.

He requested his B-sample to be tested, but was returned positive too.

“I want to deny ever taking any prohibited substance, intentionally or negligently, to enhance my performance on the field. I believe in hard work and fair play,” he said in an initial statement at the time.

“I have never cheated and never will.”

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