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Munsters's new lock signing coming off two year steroid ban

By Peteso Cannon
Gerbrandt Grobler in action with Racing 92

Munster Rugby have confirmed the signing of two new forwards, including lock Gerbrandt Grobler who has recently completed a two year ban following a failed drugs test.

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Grobler tested tested positive for a banned substance during the 2014 Currie Cup tournament in South Africa.

The now 25-year-old was handed down a two year ban for testing positive for the anabolic steriod, Drostanolone.

Grobler did not contest the failed test and took ‘full responsibility for his actions’ at the time.

Grobler spent last season at Top 14 side Racing 92, where he made 20 appearances, scoring a total of 25 points.

Munster Rugby also confirmed the signing of flanker Chris Cloete.

The 26-year-old Southern Kings and Pumas flanker Chris Cloete has signed a three-year contract. Cloete had previously played for Western Province and is currently on duty with the Pumas.

Both signings are subject to work permits. Grobler will join his new Munster teammates for the pre-season, while Cloete will come on board on completion of his Currie Cup commitments.

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