Ex-Springboks hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle banned for eight years for doping

Chiliboy Ralepelle's rugby career is over as he faces an eight-year ban at the age of 33. Picture:STUFF SPORTS.

Former Springboks hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has been handed an eight-year ban on a doping charge.

That effectively ends the career of the 33-year-old who has been a repeat offender.

Ralepelle, who captained the Springboks once during a lengthy international career, has the right of appeal but there has been no word whether he will.

In a statement the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (Saids) said an independent tribunal, following several adjournments, found no meaningful mitigating circumstances for Ralepelle testing positive for Zeranol, an anabolic agent, back in January 2019.

“The athlete challenged the doping charge and was afforded the opportunity to seek legal counsel to present his case and version of events to the tribunal panel,” Saids said.

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