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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’s anti-doping regulations are compliant with World Rugby Regulation 21 (Anti-Doping), the UK Anti-Doping Rules and the World Anti-Doping Code.

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.

Prohibited Substances and Methods

Prohibited Substances and Methods Explanatory Note (2015 revisions)

Theraputic Use Exemptions (TUEs)

Advice on Supplements

IRB - Keep Rugby Clean

Contact details

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