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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
Prohibited Substances and Methods Explanatory Note (2017 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

News: Changes to the WADA Prohibited List for 2018

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced updates to the Prohibited List (the List), which will come into effect on 1 January 2018. The List is published annually in October to ensure athletes and their support personnel have sufficient time to make themselves aware of the changes, review any medications they use, etc. before the updated List comes into effect at the beginning of the new year.


World Rugby - Keep Rugby Clean

World Rugby - Keep Rugby Clean

Useful Links and Resources

100% me Elite Athlete Clean Sport & World Anti-Doping Agency Apps for Smartphones.

For essential anti-doping information download the Clean Sport App and World Anti-Doping Agency App from iTunes or Google Play – the sport specific or the generic version.

Scottish Rugby Players | Anti-Doping Guidance Document

Athlete Support Personnel | Anti-Doping Guidance Document

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.