- Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has tested positive for banned substances, as the SA Institute for Drug Free Sport confirmed
- The future of the sports star is now on the line after being formally charged with a doping offence
- Dyantyi must now decide whether he will fight the charges or accept them
Aphiwe Dyantyi has been formally charged after testing positive for multiple anabolic steroids and metabolites.
SA Rugby Mag reports that the Springbok star denied taking any banned substances, requesting that a previously-undisclosed test be retaken:
"I have never cheated and never will. 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."
Planet Rugby reports that Dyantyi had not been included in the squad for the World Cup, despite being named World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year last year.
The Bok will now have to consider fighting the doping charges for using banned substances, namely metandienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033.
Should he accept the charges, he will be able to plea for a reduced sanction, but if he opts to fight the charges, he will need to provide evidence to prove his innocence, Briefly.co.za gathered.
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