South Africa coach Matt Proudfoot defends doping controls
South Africa assistant trainer Matt Proudfoot has defended the doping controls after Aphiwe Dyantyi’s positive drugs test of the team.
Springboks and Lions wing Dyantyi, 25, could face a four-year ban after both his A and B pee samples returned outcomes for multiple steroids, but assistant coach Proudfoot defended the medication testing schedule of his team.
He explained:”We’re tested weekly, probably six players are analyzed on an off-day every week before the camps we have been around, right the way through the Super Rugby tournament.
“I understand why the storyline is there, but serious testing is completed of the group, and that’s the group I’m responsible for.
“Medicine testing has to be working, that is a world sport issue.”
Proudfoot also stated events on the area should judge the rugby of South Africa.
He added:”If you take a close take a look at our Sevens team competing on the world stage, our side third in the planet, the Springboks competing nicely, the women’s team also.
“So that’s the picture of South African rugby which needs to be attained.
“But of course doping in sport is something which must be continually addressed.”
Their World Cup bid opens against defending champions New Zealand in Yokohama.
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