Chiliboy and Bjorn Basson fail dope test

By Andy Rice 15 November 2010

Springboks Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson are being sent home from the Boks end of the year tour of England and Ireland after testing positive for methylhexaneamine. Basson was already on his way home after injuring his ankle in the Boks' win over Wales on Saturday. The players can request that their "B samples" be tested, but have been suspended from all rugby in the meantime. Methylhexaneamine is a non-specified stimulant on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list of substances. Read more: TimesLive and Sport24


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