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Hearing set for Springbok duo
ESPNscrum Staff
January 12, 2011
South Africa's Chiliboy Ralepelle speaks to the media, South Africa training session, Talybont Sports Centre, Cardiff, Wales, November 11, 2010
Chiliboy Ralepelle is awaiting his fate © Getty Images
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Players/Officials: Bjorn Basson | Chiliboy Ralepelle
Tournaments/Tours: Super Rugby
Teams: Bulls | South Africa

South African internationals Bjorn Basson and Chiliboy Ralepelle will face a judicial committee in Cape Town later this month after testing positive for a banned stimulant.

A three-man panel, appointed by the South African Rugby Union, will investigate after the Bulls duo produced positive tests for the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine.

The tests came after South Africa's narrow win against Ireland in Dublin in November.

Basson and Ralepelle were subsequently sent home from the tour and were provisionally suspended from all rugby activities under International Rugby Board regulations until the case is resolved.

The hearing will be held on January 25.

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