The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport has confirmed that Springbok and Lions wing Aphiwe Dyantyi’s B-sample has tested positive for banned substances.
In a statement released last Saturday, Dyantyi denied taking any banned substances and requested that his B sample be tested.
Saids confirmed today that Dyantyi’s B-sample was tested at the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) accredited laboratory at the University of the Free State. The test confirmed the results of the A-sample of the presence of the banned substances: Metandienone, Methyltestosterone and LGD-4033.
He has been formally charged with a doping offence for multiple anabolic steroids and metabolites and He will now be left with no option but to either accept the charge and submit a plea for a reduced sanction or contest the charge before an independent tribunal panel.
Should Dyantyi contest that charge and plead not guilty, a hearing will be set within the next four weeks, and he will be required to provide evidence that can prove his innocence.
He made his Springbok debut in June last year against England at Ellis Park and played his last test against Wales in Cardiff.