Schoolboy doping scandal rocks South African rugby


STUFF

South African anti-doping bosses are alarmed at the increasing use of steroids in schoolboy rugby.

South African rugby has been shamed by a schoolboy drugs scandal with parents found to be involved in injecting steroids into the young players.

Drug testing at the annual Craven Week tournament, South African’s premier secondary school festival for 16-18-year-olds, recorded six positive findings for steroids.

The Times reported there was also evidence some players were starting to take banned stimulants as young as 14 in the hope of bulking up to make a professional career in the game.

The six offenders have received bans ranging from three to four years, and some have lost the professional contracts secured before they were caught.

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