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KEVIN McCALLUM: This is a story with stamina, the one on schoolboy steroids
Rugby has a drug problem. The kids who play the sport have a drug problem
It was reported in London this week that there is concern over the growing use of anabolic steroids in SA schoolboy rugby. This is not a new story. The fact that it came in the week before the Springboks play England at Twickenham could be taken as an English writer intimating: "Man, if this is what their schoolkids are doing, what are the Boks on? No wonder they are so damn big." It could be, but this is not a new story. It is an incredibly sad, worrying and frightening one, a timely reminder that SA rugby has more issues than its struggles with transformation and finances. Rugby has a drug problem. The kids who play the sport have a drug problem. The parents, coaches and selectors of schoolboy rugby teams have a drug problem. This is not a new story. Martyn Ziegler, the chief sports reporter of The Times, wrote on Wednesday that "drug tests at 2018’s Craven Week … led to six positive findings for steroids. Each of the players had taken a cocktail of banned drugs and some of them h...