WP Rugby can confirm that lock Gerbrandt Grobler tested positive for a banned substance during the 2014 Absa Currie Cup tournament.
Up until now, given the sensitive nature of the allegations, WP Rugby was unable to comment on the matter.
However, as of this morning, Grobler signed an admission of guilt after choosing not to contest the case against him and, thus accept, the sanctions and punishment (a two-year ban) handed down to him for testing positive for the steriod, Drostanolone. A remorseful Grobler has also taken full responsibility for his actions.
WP Rugby has and will continue to educate its players about using only approved supplements. We will also continue to promote drug-free sport and assist the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) wherever possible.