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Ralepelle, Basson B-sample results also positive
13 December 2010

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) will appoint an Anti-Doping Tribunal to investigate an allegation of an anti-doping offence committed by current Vodacom Bulls squad members, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson, SARU Communications confirmed.

The players returned an adverse analytical finding for a prohibited stimulant, methylhexaneamine, following the match between South Africa and Ireland in Dublin on 6 November 2011.

Both players asked for their ‘B’ sample to be tested, which confirmed the findings of the ‘A’ sample.

The players will not contest the testing procedures or related matters under the 2010 Autumn Internationals Anti-Doping Programme and therefore the investigation and hearing will be conducted in South Africa.

Investigations remain on-going and a date for the hearing, as well as the composition of the tribunal, will be announced once those have been completed in the new year.

The rest of the Vodacom Bulls squad is busy with preseason-training in George ahead of the inaugural 2011 Super Rugby competition.

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