South Africa coach Matt Proudfoot defends doping controls
South Africa assistant coach Matt Proudfoot has defended the doping controls following Aphiwe Dyantyi drug test of the team.
Springboks and Lions wing Dyantyi, 25, could face a prohibit following his B and A urine samples returned outcomes for anabolic steroids, but trainer Proudfoot defended his team’s drugs testing program.
He said:”We’re analyzed weekly, probably six players are tested on an off-day every week ahead of the camps we have been on, right the way through the Super Rugby championship.
“I know why the narrative is there, however, severe 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 sport issue.”
Proudfoot said the rugby of South Africa ought to be judged by events around the field.
He added:”If you have 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 also.
“So that is the image of South African rugby which needs to be achieved.
“But obviously doping in sport is something which should be constantly addressed.”
Their World Cup bidding opens against defending champions New Zealand at Yokohama.
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