Shark movement beckons another Bok
Aphiwe Dyantyi has reportedly moved to Durban and could be offered a lifeline for his rugby career by the Sharks when his doping ban ends in 2023.
The 13-cap Springbok was suspended from all rugby in December 2019 after failing to prove he had inadvertently ingested performance-enhancing substances methanedienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033.
Testing positive in July 2019, the former Lions winger will not be considered for selection until August 12, 2023, but he will be able to start training with a squad six months before his ban ends.
On February 7, the 27-year-old posted an update on his situation on social media, in which he pledged to return to the playing field.
According to the Sunday newspaper ReportDyantyi has already moved to the south coast and is doing specialist drills to ensure his return after a four-year absence goes smoothly.
Should the 2018 Breakthrough Player of the Year join the Sharks, he would add a host of new signings, including fellow Boks Eben Etzebeth and Rohan Janse van Rensburg, as well as Lions duo Carlu Sadie and Vincent Tshituka.
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