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Scottish Rugby is committed to the fight against doping in sport. It is completely against the integrity of rugby and is counter to Scottish Rugby's core principles of Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, Enjoyment and Respect.

Scottish Rugby recognises the importance of testing, both in-competition or out of competition, which protects the integrity of the sport and provides a deterrent against the temptation to dope. Scottish Rugby also recognises the importance of education to establish an environment which influences doping free behaviour amongst players and minimises the risk of inadvertent doping.

This website contains or has links to all the information required by players, player support personnel and clubs to enable them to make informed choices in compliance with the anti-doping regulations.

About Anti-Doping

World Anti-Doping Code
UK Anti-Doping Rules
World Rugby Regulation 21 (Anti-Doping)
Scottish Rugby’s anti-doping regulations
Prohibited Substances and Methods 2018
Prohibited Substances and Methods Explanatory Note (2018 revisions)

Advice on Medications

Remember to check all medications using Global DRO at where you can search by ingredients or brand name.

Advice on TUEs

Theraputic Use Exemptions (TUEs)

Advice on Supplements

Hay Fever Remedies

UK Anti-Doping has produced guidance on the use of hay fever remedies by sports people. Some of these remedies may contain Prohibited Substances.

Scottish Rugby recommends that all clubs advise their players and put a copy of the UKAD advice on their club noticeboard.


World Rugby - Keep Rugby Clean

World Rugby - Keep Rugby Clean

Useful Links and Resources

It is strongly recommended that all players and athlete support personnel (coaches, conditioners, physios, etc) read the following Guidance Documents from Scottish Rugby. Clubs are requested to attach a hard copy of both documents to their Club Noticeboard:-

Scottish Rugby : Player Anti-Doping Guidance Document

Players and athlete support personnel may also wish to download the 100% me Elite Athlete Clean Sport & World Anti-Doping Agency Apps for Smartphones.

Contact details

If you can't find the information you're looking for or have a specific query, please email Scottish Rugby at All enquiries will be treated as confidential.