Former Springbok Chiliboy Ralepelle has confirmed to Sport24 that he will appeal his 8-year ban handed to him.

He tested positive last year after a test was done during his time at the Sharks.

Ralepelle believes their are grounds for his appeal. He has 21 days to do an appeal which he has now said he will do with his legal team.

If his appeal is not successful, it will mean that his career is over.