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Six schoolboy rugby players test positive

The South Africa Institute for Drug-Free Sport (Saids) has expressed its concern for doping in underage rugby after six schoolboys tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

The report comes off the back of this year’s U18 Craven Week, where the country’s top underage talents compete against one another.

A total of 122 tests were completed both during the tournament and out-of-competition, in which six players were cited for anti-doping violations.

This is the highest recording in the last number of years; the number of postive tests was three in 2014, five in 2015, four in 2016 and three in 2017.

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