JOHANNESBURG – The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (Saids) confirmed on Wednesday that Sharks and Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle’s B-sample has tested positive for a banned substance.
The South African rugby fraternity was recently rocked when news broke that Ralepelle had been implicated in a doping scandal for the third time in his career in January.
After Saids executed random drug tests at Kings Park during the pre-season, Ralepelle's A-sample urine test reportedly returned a positive finding.
The 32-year-old was already in the midst of an ongoing injury rehabilitation process, but has since been preoccupied with launching an investigation into the adverse finding, with Ralepelle insisting that he did not intentionally take any prohibited substance.
Saids released the following statement: