Bok wing's doping hearing ends
NEWS: The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has confirmed that Aphiwe Dyantyi’s doping hearing has ended.
The 26-year-old Springbok wing faces a four-year suspension after his mandatory B sample confirmed the presence of banned substances methandienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033 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.
Dyantyi is set to learn his fate “within the next few weeks”.
“The hearing into the doping charges against Springbok rugby player, Aphiwe Dyantyi concluded after two days of testimonies by expert witnesses and closing arguments from both the athlete and prosecution,” said the statement from SAIDS.
“The athlete was charged with a doping violation in August 2019.
“The hearing was initially heard over three days in September 2020 and adjourned to 3rd November 2020. The independent panel will now deliberate on the evidence and render a decision within the next few weeks.”
Earlier this year 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.