Springboks and Blue Bulls players Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson have both been cleared to return to play after a Judicial Committee found them to have “no fault” in the doping matter. According to a media release from SARU, the players can start playing rugby immediately.
The Blue Bulls rugby union should be happy with this announcement as both these players are very important to the team ahead of a long Super Rugby campaign.
Ralepelle and Basson were charged under anti-doping regulations after they tested positive for Methylhexaneamine (MHA) following the Springbok Test against Ireland in Dublin on November 6, 2010.
The players were provisionally suspended from all rugby activities as a result and had to return home from the tour. Basson and Ralepelle attended the hearing in Cape Town on Tuesday after their ‘B’ sample also tested positive.Tweet