Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Thursday Jun 16, 2016

New World Rugby video unveils insight into anti-doping procedures

New World Rugby video unveils insight into anti-doping procedures

In the wake of recent sporting controversies, World Rugby has produced an insightful behind the scenes video looking at the sport’s anti-doping procedures.

As part of World Rugby’s Keep it Clean campaign, the video, presented by Sean Maloney aims to highlight risks and consequences associated with supplements and/or performance enhancing drugs in rugby.

Falling under the jurisdiction of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), all registered players take responsibility for what appears in their bodies. Players can be tested for both blood and urine samples in competition or out of competition.

What to do

Rugby is a physical sport and it demands players to be bigger and stronger than ever before. The majority take nutritional supplements to aid muscle growth and this is legal in rugby.

But players are advised to take extra caution before they use supplements and check that no banned substance is contained in them.

Players are advised to keep themselves aware of what they take and whether it appears on the WADA prohibited substance list. Understanding what is banned has been made simpler by the introduction of the WADA Prohibited List iPhone App which you can download.

Players should also stay away from performance enhancing drugs such as EPO, anabolic steroids and Human Growth Hormone (HgH). These are explicitly banned by WADA and any trace found in samples will result in a ban.

If you are a player and use medication to treat an illness or condition that is on the banned list, you can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) which once approved, will allow to use the substances without fear of receiving a ban.

But remember, all products and medication you do use must be communicated to the anti-doping control officer when completing the anti-doping control form.

Consequences

The number of doping cases in the top flight of rugby union are somewhat limited, but a sharp rise in the amount of amateur players getting caught – particularly in the UK – has caused concern among rugby and governmental officials in the past 12 months.

The most common drugs found in the samples were shown to be steroids, HgH and metabolites of cocaine. Some players claimed that the supplements they took were contaminated while others admitted to deliberately trying to enhance performance.

Players found guilty of having a banned substance in their body – for whatever reason – can face a ban of up to four years under new laws.

You can download the latest WADA Prohibited List here

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 72 WEEKS AGO

    scottish prop saves fire victim

  • 76 WEEKS AGO

    New Rugby X tournament insane

  • 104 WEEKS AGO

    Vunipola stands by his comments supporting...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: The Victor Vito offload fans have been raving about in Champions Cup quarter-final

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    MUST WATCH: Awesome compilation of the best tries ever scored at the Millennium Stadium

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Awesome compilation showcases the GREATEST tries ever scored at Twickenham

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: 19-year-old is barely a speed bump for fearsome Fijian number eight

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done for clear cheating on Robshaw MLR debut

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Powerhouse Tongan Thor leaves opposition on his arse with HUGE handoff

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Tackle deemed to be at the top end of the scale as winger receives heavy ban

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Over $450 million loss for South Africa's economy if the Lions tour happens without fans

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done for clear cheating on Robshaw MLR debut

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Rob Kearney's legendary performance vs Springboks on 2009 Lions tour

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Beauden Barrett scores 25 points in 20 minutes for Suntory in Japan Top League

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Amazing highlights reel demonstrates why Tadhg Furlong MUST go on the British & Irish Lions tour this Summer

View All

Funnies

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Lions coaching staff announcement elicits some amused responses from fans

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Comedy gold as Toronto lock attempts clearance kick in MLR match featuring Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: 135kg prop lines up swan dive from 20 metres out... then re-thinks

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bizarre standoff in Super Rugby tests players on their rulebook knowledge

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Flanker has HOWLER in Super Rugby Aotearoa after butchering awesome solo try

View All

Amateur

  • 23 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 61 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

View All
New World Rugby video unveils insight into anti-doping procedures | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos