Anti-Doping

The Welsh Rugby Union has rolled out an anti-doping program with the aim to support community rugby clubs and to educate players and support personnel about banned substances that are taken knowingly or not by rugby players while they are playing our sport.

Wayne Curtis and Ceri Wyatt have both been appointed Club Integrity Officers after they attended workshops conducted by Rob Thompson, the WRU Athlete Integrity Support Officer.

Below you will find links to various websites that are full of information which will give you the facts about banned substances. The websites will also allow you to check any medication or supplements you might be taking, to see if they are on the banned lists.

"Be super natural - Keep Rugby Clean. Learn about doping in Rugby and the importance of staying clean. Our educational resource will show you all you need to know."

"UK Anti-Doping is the UK’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO). It is responsible for ensuring sports bodies in the UK comply with the National Anti-Doping Policy."

"The Welsh Rugby Union ("WRU") condemns doping in rugby and is committed to the fight against doping in sport. It is completely against the integrity of the sport of rugby football."

"The World Anti-Doping Agency was founded with the aim of bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations within sport organizations and governments right across the world."

"100% me supports and educates athletes throughout their careers by providing anti-doping advice and guidance." Download the App.

"The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List." This website will allow you to check if a particular medication is on the banned list.

"Informed-Sport is a quality assurance program for sports nutrition products, suppliers to the sports nutrition industry, and supplement manufacturing facilities." This website will allow you to check if a supplement is on the banned list.

 

“As a rugby player, you are solely responsible for any banned substance you use (or attempt to use), or that is found in your system, regardless of how it got there and whether there was an intention to cheat or not.”