Tribunal to probe Ralepelle, Basson dope charges

2010-12-13 14:51

An anti-doping tribunal will investigate the drug allegations against Springbok rugby players Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson, the SA Rugby Union (Saru) said in a statement today.

Tests conducted on them after the match between South Africa and Ireland in Dublin last month allegedly showed traces of the banned stimulant, methylhexaneamine.

Both players asked for their B samples to be tested. The results confirmed the findings of the A samples.

Saru said the players would not contest the testing procedures and that, as a result, the investigation and hearing would be conducted in South Africa.

The date for the hearing and the composition of the tribunal would be announced once the investigation was completed in the new year.

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