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Springboks Ralepelle, Basson cleared to play

Springboks Ralepelle, Basson cleared to play

Springboks Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson have been cleared to return to rugby after a judicial committee ruled that they were not at fault for their positive drug test last year.
The committee said in a ruling released Friday that a reprimand was the "appropriate sanction" for the players after they tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine after South Africa's victory over Ireland in November.
The committee ruled it was "comfortably satisfied" that the players had no intention to enhance their performance through the use of a prohibited substance.
The South Africa team said a new sports drink or flu medication taken by both players could have been responsible.


Updated : 2021-05-17 21:07 GMT+08:00