Chiliboy Ralepelle insists he “did not take anything to the detriment of my career”, and is in the process of building a case to clear his name after a positive doping test.
Sharks hooker Ralepelle was interviewed on the Marawa Sport Worldwide show on Radio2000 on Tuesday night, where he revealed that a substance called Zeranol had been found in his system after he was tested by the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport on January 17 at Kings Park.
The ex-Springbok forward is awaiting the B-sample, and on Tuesday night, he said it was not a steroid.
Zeranol is used as a growth promoter in cattle.
“Once you know you’re not guilty of anything, you’re at peace with yourself. I know I did not take anything to the detriment of my career,” Ralepelle said.