Aphiwe Dyantyi tests positive for banned substance

File: Aphiwe Dyantyi during a Super Rugby match between the Lions and Jaguares at Ellis Park Rugby Stadium.

File: Aphiwe Dyantyi looked likely to miss out on the Rugby World Cup squad due to injury but it seems he may have more to be concerned about after failing a drug test.

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JOHANNESBURG - Aphiwe Dyantyi looked likely to miss out on the Rugby World Cup squad due to injury but it seems he may have more to be concerned about.

The injured springbok flyer has confirmed he failed a drug test.

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Dyantyi's sample taken on the second of July came back positive for a banned substance.

He has denied any deliberate doping and will request a B sample to be tested.

Dyantyi's fitness had already made him unlikely to be picked for the final Bok World Cup squad.

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SA Rugby has declined to comment on the matter pending Dyantyi's B Sample results.

The organisations also insist his recent absence from the squad has been injury-related and had nothing to do with the doping matter.

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