Super Rugby
Stormers lock accepts two-year steroid ban
ESPN Staff
February 4, 2015

Stormers lock Gerbrandt Grobler has accepted a two-year ban following a positive test for the banned steroid Drostanolone.

Grobler signed an admission of guilt on Tuesday morning, admitting to the use of the steroid which was picked up through an in-competition test during last year's Currie Cup.

According to, Grobler was set to sit out the entire 2014 Currie Cup season with an ankle injury before the coaching staff called him into action for the final regular-season game. He appeared to have "bulked up considerably" while out injured.

The Stormers now face a somewhat of a crisis at lock with Springboks star Eben Etzebeth sidelined until at least round four while Argentine Manuel Carizza will miss the first three weeks. The Stormers open their 2015 Super Rugby season away to the Bulls on February 14.

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