Injured Lions and Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi has tested positive for a banned substance.
Dyantyi’s urine sample – taken while on camp with the Springboks on July 2 – returned a positive result for a banned substance, according to a statement made by Dyantyi on Saturday afternoon.
The Bok wing hasn’t played any rugby for weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in the middle of last month. He left the Bok camp in Pretoria on July 15 and returned to the Lions where he started a rehabilitation programme to get him ready for the World Cup.
However, Dyantyi hasn’t recovered yet from the injury and is not expected to make the World Cup 31-man squad set to be named on Monday.
The South African Institute for Drug-free Sport (Saids) broke the news to Dyantyi on August 14. He denied on Saturday taking anything illegal.