South Africa assistant trainer Matt Proudfoot has defended the group’s doping controls following the positive drug test of Aphiwe Dyantyi.
25, springboks and Lions wing Dyantyi, could face a prohibit after both his A and B pee samples returned positive outcomes for anabolic steroids, but assistant trainer Proudfoot defended his team’s drugs testing program.
He said:”We are analyzed weekly, probably six to eight players are tested within an off-day every week prior to the camps we’ve been on, right the way through the Super Rugby championship.
“I understand why the storyline is there, however, serious testing is completed of this team, and that is the group I am accountable for.
“Drugs testing needs to be functioning, that’s a world sporting issue.”
Proudfoot also said events on the field should judge South Africa’s rugby.
He added:”If you have a take a look at our Sevens team competing on the world stage, our junior side third in the world, the Springboks competing well, the women’s team too.
“So that’s the image of South African rugby which has to be achieved.
“But of course doping in sport is something which needs to be constantly addressed.”
Their World Cup bidding opens against defending champions New Zealand at Yokohama on Saturday.
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