South Africa coach Matt Proudfoot defends doping controls
South Africa assistant coach Matt Proudfoot has defended the team’s doping controls following the positive drugs test of Aphiwe Dyantyi.
25, springboks and Lions wing Dyantyi, might face a four-year prohibit after both his B and A urine samples returned positive results for anabolic steroids, however, coach Proudfoot defended his team’s medication testing program.
He said:”We are analyzed each week, probably six to eight players are tested within an off-day every week before the camps we have been on, right the way throughout the Super Rugby championship.
“I know why the storyline is there, but severe testing is completed of this team, and that’s the group I am responsible for.
“Drugs testing has to be functioning, that is a world sporting issue.”
Proudfoot stated events around the field should judge the rugby of South Africa.
He added:”If you look at our Sevens team competing on the world stage, our junior side third in the world, that the Springboks competing well, the women’s team too.
“So that’s the picture of South African rugby which has to be achieved.
“But obviously doping in sport is something that needs to be continually addressed.”
Two-time World Cup winners South Africa open their World Cup bidding against defending champions New Zealand at Yokohama.
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