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SA Rugby refutes Bok drug use allegations forward of Argentina take a look at





SA Rugby had been scrambling to refute damning allegations being put to them by sure sections of the South African media only a few hours earlier than the Springboks’ necessary Rugby Championship conflict towards Argentina on Saturday night time.

Earlier on Saturday sarugbymag.co.za launched a narrative claiming that publication Rapport was as a consequence of publish a narrative on Sunday, with allegations of leisure drug use by Bok gamers.

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A number of media homes then contacted SA Rugby and their gamers to observe up on the story, however had been met by stiff resistance to the allegations.

SA Rugby then launched a press release stating:

“SA Rugby is conscious that unsubstantiated allegations of failed checks for leisure medicine by Springbok gamers are circulating amongst members of the media.

“Disappointingly, these allegations have already appeared on-line regardless of the absence of any proof to help them.

“SA Rugby has persistently suggested all inquiring media that no such reviews have been obtained by SA Rugby or any participant from the one authority permitted to carry out such checks, the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport. SA Rugby doesn’t conduct its personal checks.

“Regardless of the absence of any such reviews, gamers and administration in Argentina have been contacted to ‘inform their story’, distracting and destabilising your complete camp within the build-up right this moment’s Check towards Argentina in Buenos Aires.

 “SA Rugby needs to repeat that it has no proof of any adversarial analytical findings for any type of drug – be it efficiency enhancing or leisure – by Springbok gamers and regards the publication or the risk to publish such allegations as a deliberate try to sabotage the group’s preparations.”

These allegations come sizzling on the heels of the Elton Jantjies affair allegations, which has already closely broken the Boks’ picture over the previous week.

Kick-off between Argentina and South Africa on Saturday is 9.10pm.

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