Ralepelle suspended for two years following doping offence

World Rugby has confirmed that former South Africa player Mahlatse ‘Chiliboy’ Ralepelle has been suspended for two years for a doping offence. The 28-year-old from South Africa underwent an out-of-competition doping control on 19 March 2014 while recovering from an operation on an anterior cruciate ligament following a knee injury he sustained while playing for…

Lessons from a rookie Ironman Athlete #1

I’ve made many mistakes on my Ironman and other Ultra distance races, but one thing I pride myself on is getting my Nutrition right. Thought I may share my picnic basket ideas with you! I find that this is mostly the thing that pulls me through a race – What I do: Breakfast – I…

Top 10 Comrades Runners Found Doping

July 2015: TWO 2015 Comrades Marathon top-10 finishers face the possibility of losing their gold medals for doping offences. Port Elizabeth’s Sandile Ngunuza will appear before an Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal hearing after tests at the event revealed presence of banned stimulants in his system. Ngunuza finished ninth in the Comrades on May 31 2015. Sixth-placed Joseph…

Increase in doping tests at Craven Week

July 2015: With the 2015 Craven Week schools rugby festival only days away the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has pointed to an alarming doping trend in the sport at this level. “We have increased the number of doping control tests at Craven Rugby Week and we continue to catch young players testing…