Backs to the walls boys!

Written by Andrew Campbell (Sportbilly)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 16 Nov 2010 at 11:18
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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

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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  • oh, and the poms, the inventers of the fakeblood scandal at harlequins. we should just remember that these okes are among the top 3 rugby nations at the moment, self-proclaimed…

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.11.10 11:46:15 by VanWilder Reply
    VanWilderCurrie Cup player
  • Oh well we just hv to deal with this one
    but still bad news for the WC holders :cry:

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.11.10 11:55:24 by chaz Reply
    ChazTeam captain
  • I dunno what’s gonna come from this.
    It just seems particularly strange that they only tested 2 players and both came back positive, despite the fact that Chiliboy tested negative twice this year.
    Must’ve been something they ingested.

    I mean, really, do you think Bjorn and Chili just decided to take some banned substances when they left on tour?

    And its not even as if this substance is particularly “performance-enhancing” – its a technical catch, far removed from using roids or EPO or other “real” performance-enhancing drugs.

    WADA really does take things too far. Even elevated caffeine levels can return a positive WADA result.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.11.10 12:10:00 by VinChainSaw Reply
    VinChainSawTeam captain
  • not a nice thing to say but maybe the british press will spend more time and space on the horrific killing of a british citizen in cape town

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.11.10 12:40:13 by prgdad Reply

    Under 21 player
  • Im a cyclist and I reckon they should allow them to take what they want ..then we get to see who has the best chemist :grin:

    Seriously though cycling is one of the top sports with such a horrendus record of doping and its been going for years now and still no real handle on it.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.11.10 12:43:11 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

    csbSuper Rugby player
  • @prgdad (Comment 4) :

    You right not a nice thing to say.

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.11.10 12:44:35 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

    csbSuper Rugby player
  • @prgdad (Comment 4) :

    Dude, I would not go there, if I was you.

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.11.10 12:49:22 by Bump Reply

    BumpSuper Rugby player
  • In other news :

    Boks reclaim the #2 spot on the latest IRB rankings.

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.11.10 12:52:03 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

    csbSuper Rugby player
  • spies may have been on worse than methylhexamine…:P haha

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.11.10 13:27:16 by baw Reply

    bawUnder 19 player
  • @CSB Aplon’s Biggest Fan ! (Comment 5) : Cycling’s for moffies. You shave your legs remember? :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.11.10 13:28:52 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
  • @prgdad (Comment 4) : Oh man, now your gonna get it…. Better get back here and apologise quickly mate :shock: :sad: :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.11.10 13:36:41 by SharksRTB Reply

    SharksRTBCurrie Cup player
  • a mate and i had a discussion a few years back that thre should be 2 olympics…one clean where all th athletes are tested…and another where they can do what they want to their bodies…BUT…they can never apply to be in the clean olympics after that…and from there see the difference in times and distances etc…would be interesting to find out…

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.11.10 13:54:14 by Barrel Reply

    BarrelUnder 21 player
  • @prgdad (Comment 4) : please – that is not relevant and is also way outside of what the site rules allow.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.11.10 14:15:53 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
  • @Barrel (Comment 12) : sorry the comment was uncalled for and below the belt

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.11.10 14:18:39 by prgdad Reply

    Under 21 player
  • @Barrel (Comment 12) :

    Brilliant idea :grin:

    100m in 6 sec maybe..tour de France in a couple of days..

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.11.10 14:36:47 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

    csbSuper Rugby player
  • Well, maybe they’ll be too distracted by the upcoming Royal Wedding, or the state of Prince William’s hairline? (Too political? :P )

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.11.10 15:37:51 by MerckZ Reply

    MerckZSuper Rugby player
  • @VanWilder (Comment 1) : They are 4th at the moment in the rankings,so I think if they beat us they will be?

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.11.10 15:58:26 by Honey Badger Reply

    Honey BadgerCurrie Cup player
  • If a random test yields both individuals positive for the SAME substance, i think that it might have been a team supplement of sorts. IF that is the case, i shiver to think if the whole Bok team might not have ingested this substance by accident/unknowingly as well. This will be known if the next two random selections are also tested positive for the same substance. And if i have to trust the conspiracy theorist inside me, i wonder if the next two will be Victor and Morne?

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.11.10 17:46:57 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

    JustPlainSHARKCurrie Cup player
  • Did a quick check on some readily available supplements in SA… Couldn’t find any listed in Joe Weider or USN products but sure enough Scientific Sports Nutrition (SSN) had it in their Ignite Fat Incinerator. And that was just 1/3 makes I checked…

    The other thing is what is listed under ingredients and what is actually in the things!

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.11.10 18:48:08 by Sportbilly Reply

    SportbillyVodacom Cup player
  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 18) : apparently nobody was tested after the Wales game. Thank f*ck!

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.11.10 18:51:35 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Yip, read that with a serious sigh of relief.

    Imagine if the whole squad was sent home, and for doping you can’t send replacements over. Divvy at 9, Dickie at 12, Glitter in the pack and Dr. Craig Roberts at 10. Shite! Scotland might win.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.11.10 19:06:59 by Sportbilly Reply

    SportbillyVodacom Cup player
  • @Sportbilly (Comment 19) : Got some good news and some bad news.
    The good news- one of the bodybuilding sites listed all the products that has it and the brand.
    Bad news-I don’t have the link,but it was atleast 20.

    More bad news-The juicers at the site told me that methylhexaneamine’s detection time is anywhere from 4-10 days,so do the math and it’s not pretty.

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.11.10 19:36:41 by Honey Badger Reply

    Honey BadgerCurrie Cup player
  • @Honey Badger (Comment 22) : Prof. Tim Noakes said that methylhexaneamine disappears from someone’s system within “24 to 36 hours”.

    Hope he’s right.

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.11.10 00:17:59 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Hope so as well..

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.11.10 00:36:49 by bergshark Reply

    bergsharkSuper Rugby player
  • @Honey Badger (Comment 22) : @McLovin (Comment 23) : @bergshark (Comment 24) : Yip, Boks are currently banned from all supplements so they should test fine after the Scotland match and no-one was tested after Wales…

    Spies obviously can’t play without supplements so that’s why they dropped him ;-)

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.11.10 08:30:44 by Sportbilly Reply

    SportbillyVodacom Cup player
  • @Sportbilly (Comment 25) : Spies isn’t all that bloody good with supplements either

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.11.10 09:09:28 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 23) : Maybe that is right,My info is from juicers that clean themselves before they get tested.
    They did say that a company test or whatever,you can just stop a day before,but with olympic testing they play it safe with 4-10 days.
    @robdylan (Comment 26) : true

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.11.10 10:15:26 by Honey Badger Reply

    Honey BadgerCurrie Cup player

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