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The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is committed to promoting clean sport and effectively tackling this threat to the integrity of our great game.

Doping is currently one of the greatest risks to the integrity and reputation of sport on a global basis. Doping is cheating and is fundamentally contrary to the spirit and values of sport.  Anything that makes competition unfair, and doping in particular, undermines the essence of sport.

Strict Liability is the underlying principle of anti-doping. Players are solely responsible for any prohibited substance found in their system whether there was an intention to cheat or not. It is imperative that every player understands their personal responsibility and that they incorporate the principle of Strict Liability into their day to day life.

The WRU provides education, awareness and training for players and support staff to ensure that they understand their responsibilities. It also provides ongoing advice and guidance to protect those individuals from inadvertently committing Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV), and from making ill informed decisions that will impact negatively upon them, their clubs and their families.

The WRU is committed to ensuring that the principles of anti-doping are promoted and championed within our sport to ensure that –

  • the ethics and integrity of our game are upheld and preserved by providing a positive values based education to players, athlete support personnel and parents
  • we safeguard the physical and mental health of our players
  • all players have the opportunity to compete equally
  • all players have the opportunity to develop in the game as ambassadors of clean sport

The Welsh Rugby Union (and all those under its jurisdiction) is obliged to comply with the UK Anti-Doping Rules and World Rugby Regulation 21 (Anti-Doping). Both have been adopted by the Welsh Rugby Union, and came into effect on 1 January 2021.

Click the link for the World Rugby Regulation 21 https://www.world.rugby/organisation/governance/regulations/reg-21

Click the link for applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) https://www.ukad.org.uk/tue-wizard

Click HERE for WADA Code – Summary of Major Changes

Click the link for The Testing Process - https://www.ukad.org.uk/introduction-testing

Click HERE for the WRU Anti-Doping Strategy 

Click the link to find where you can check your medications https://www.globaldro.com/Home

Click the link to find where you can check your supplements https://sport.wetestyoutrust.com

Click HERE for World Rugby Anti-Doping Handbook 

Click the link to find where you can report a violation https://www.ukad.org.uk/protect-your-sport

Click the link for UKAD contact list https://www.ukad.org.uk/contact-us

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