THE Blue Bulls Company (BBC) has reacted to the report in the media in which the Bulls' Springbok forward, Pedrie Wannenburg, has admitted to the use of illegal substances during his term with the BBC.
The statement issued by the chief executive of the BBC, Barend van Graan, is as follows: "We refer to the article published in the latest Finesse magazine and also the Beeld newspaper dated January 11 2010 regarding this matter.
"Rumours of a similar nature came to the company's attention during 2008 whereafter the company immediately had discussions with Pedrie in this regard. The matter was handled internally. It is company policy to have our players tested on a regular basis. Pedrie has always tested negative.
"The Company regard this matter as settled and will not be available for any further comments." - Sapa