Another Springbok Rugby controversy… Ah what a surprise. This time it’s a phenomena more common in the realms of cyclists. I mean every second cyclist that pisses in a potty gets banned doesn’t he?
A chemical compound called Methylhexaneamine is causing all the fuss. It is also listed in many over the counter supplements under anyone of 19 different names including the benign sounding Geranium extract!
For the full list and futher information on it visit http://drugfreesportrec.blogspot.com/2010/09/other-stimulant-13-dimethylamyaline.html
As Bok Rugby fan’s we are somewhat used to controversy. Our current coach specialises in it most times he gets a furry microphone in front of him, and out previous coaches ‘Dolf Straueli and Andre Markgraaf had a particular taste for it too.
Lets prepare ourselves for a little taste of what’s to come.
The Boks will be labelled drug cheats and chastised by the media far and wide, but most fervently by the English. You see these pale skinned Poms are particularly disparaging about things that happen in the Republic. It probably stems from some kind of jealously from the fact that they invented all these bloody ball games but battle to be a world force in any of them.
My good mate Brian Moore will no doubt be salivating at the prospect of having a legitimate rant about the boorish Boers from down south. He can now add ‘drug cheats’ to his repertoire of ramblings.
The tabloid press will be all over this. Chilliboy and Bjorn are already hung, drawn and quartered. Guilty as charged they will cry! It will form the focus of the pre-match hype before the battle of Twickenham.
Our main man, Peter will utter some seemingly priceless pearls of wisdom mentioning ballet, possibly quoting from the good book and most definitely pissing off the Poms. The focus will most certainly not be on the rugby.
And all the time the steroid and stimulant infested, dirty, poorly coached, boring Boks will edge closer and closer to a Grand Slam and a defence of the Rugby World Cup. Backs to the wall boys, that’s where the Boks are most dangerous.
Before we make judgment, lets perhaps peruse the evidence first.
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