South Africa coach Matt Proudfoot defends doping controls

South Africa assistant trainer Matt Proudfoot has defended the doping controls following Aphiwe Dyantyi drug test of the team.
Springboks and Lions wing Dyantyi, 25, may face a four-year prohibit following his B and A pee samples returned positive outcomes for anabolic steroids, however, coach Proudfoot defended the drugs testing schedule of his group.
He said:“We are analyzed weekly, probably six to eight players are analyzed in an off-day each week before the camps we have been around, right the way through the Super Rugby tournament.
„I understand why the storyline is not there, but serious testing is done of this group, and that’s the team I’m accountable for.
„Drugs testing has to be functioning, that is a world sport dilemma.“
Proudfoot said South Africa’s rugby should be judged by events around the area.
He added:“If you look at our Sevens team competing on the world stage, our side third in the planet, that the Springboks competing well, the women’s team also.
„So that’s the picture of South African rugby which needs to be achieved.
„But of course doping in sport is something which must be constantly addressed.“
Their World Cup bid opens against defending champions New Zealand at Yokohama.

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