Banned substance hearing: Bok wing forced to wait
NEWS: Aphiwe Dyantyi will have to wait a little longer to learn his fate.
His hearing for a doping offence has been adjourned.
The latest development was confirmed by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport in a statement on Thursday
Dyantyi’s hearing began on Tuesday, September 15 and no date has been confirmed on when the hearing will reconvene.
The 26-year-old Dyantyi faces a four-year suspension after his mandatory B sample confirmed the presence of banned substances methandienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033just over a year ago.
Consequently, the 2018 World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year was suspended from all forms of rugby and missed the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
“The Independent Tribunal Panel adjourned the hearing proceedings after three days in the Aphiwe Dyantyi doping case today [Thursday],” said the statement from SAIDS.
“The rugby player was informed by SAIDS on 13th August 2019 that he had returned a positive doping test for the presence of three banned substances. The initial hearing date was postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
“In order to continue to protect the rights of the athlete to a fair trial, SAIDS will not be commenting further on the proceedings.
“A new date to reconvene, will be agreed by all parties.”
At the beginning of July, former Bok hooker Mahlatse “Chiliboy” Ralepelle, 33, received an eight-year ban for doping.
Ralepelle tested positive for the banned anabolic agent, Zeranol, during an out-of-competition test on the in January 2019.
The Zeranol positive case was his third positive dope test during his playing career within a 10-year period.