Open Consultations

The following Consultations are open for comment:

1. Illicit Drugs Policy (Stage 1)

Concerns about the health and welfare of players, and the reputation of the game, have led to consideration as to whether Scottish Rugby should adopt an "Illicit Drugs Policy" to work hand-in-hand with our current Anti-Doping Policy.

The use of many illicit drugs (such as cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines and MDMA) is banned "in-competition" under our current Anti-Doping Policy. It may now be appropriate for Scottish Rugby to also consider a policy where illicit drug use - falling short of an anti-doping violation - is detected (e.g. through an out-of-competition dope test) or is otherwise reported to us.

If you have any comments or views on this then please submit them to Scottish Rugby's Head of Regulation, Graham Ireland ([email protected]), no later than 31 May 2018.


The following consultations are now closed:

  • Adult Rugby National Competition Rules 2018/19;
  • Schools & Youth Rugby National Competition Rules 2018/19; and
  • Disciplinary Rules 2018/19.

Scottish Rugby would like to thank all those who participated each of the above consultations for their input.