JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 17: Aphiwe Dyantyi of Lions warming up during the Super Rugby match between Emirates Lions and Sunwolves at Emirates Airline Park on March 17, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images)

Springbok flyer Aphiwe Dyantyi’s B-sample has tested positive, this according to the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS).

SAIDS confirmed on Friday that the B-sample was positive, the testing took place at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited lab in Free State.


Dyantyi has now been formally charged with a doping offence for anabolic steroids and metabolites.

The Bok winger has a few options, either to accept the charge or submit a plea for reduced sanction or contest the charge before an independent tribunal. A hearing will be set in the next four weeks, should he contest the charge. He faces up to four years minimum ban