16 Nov 2010

Bok duo fail drug tests

5:57 am on 16 November 2010

Two Springboks are being sent home from their tour of Britain and Ireland after failing drug tests.

Winger Bjorn Basson and prop Chiliboy Ralepelle returned positive tests for the same banned stimulant after South Africa's narrow win over Ireland on the 6th of this month and they've been provisionally suspended, pending the results of their B samples.

Basson injured an ankle during the Boks win over Wales at the weekend and he was due to return home anyway.