- Oct 11, 2010
As much as I agree that Neil Francis is a s**t stirrer of note with his Asterisk comment I think he raises valid concerns. People should read Tyler Hamilton's book, "The Secret Race" to see how PED users can use routinely use and still get tested without setting off alarm bells. Lance Armstrong was right when he said he was the most tested athlete in history, he used drugs for years and never once tested positive.It is not my place to name people that I know who may or may not be doping. To deny the doping issue in SA is the as same denying Neil Francis his opinion.
All Springboks who participated in the Rugby World Cup were tested.
I know the science of testing has come a long with since then but with the stakes for professional rugby players to get bigger and better it seems naive to think that people on the fringes, those who don't get tested regularly, would all be clean. Am sure the testing in and around the Boks is solid, it's at schoolboy and club level where i think we might has issues.