Rugby news: South Africa winger Aphiwe Dyantyi receives four-year doping ban, banned substances

Springbok Aphiwe Dyantyi has been banned for four years after taking three banned substances, the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport has confirmed.

The 26-year-old winger from Johannesburg franchise the Lions tested positive for metandienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033 while attending a Springbok camp last year.

Dyantyi asked for his B sample to be tested and that also came back positive. He rose to prominence in 2018, starring for the Lions in Super Rugby and attracting the attention of new Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus.

Dyantyi debuted for South Africa against England in Johannesburg that year and scored a try in a thrilling 42-39 comeback triumph.

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