In recent months, there have been some cases in which amateur rugby players have purchased prohibited substances via the internet from overseas. The players were subsequently found to have committed anti-doping rule violations and have been suspended for two years.
The Australian Rugby Union strongly advises all rugby participants (players/support staff) that they should not purchase any substances or supplements over the internet unless the product has been evaluated and recommended by a sports physician or dietician with knowledge of ARU’s Anti-Doping Code.
This is a timely reminder to ALL athletes in relation to the use of supplements, and reinforces the risks that athletes take with ANY supplement.
Click to download memo - WARNING: Purchasing of Substances and Supplements via the Internet.
More information is available on Anti-Doping is available at www.rugby.com.au/policies and please see attached document.
Please ensure that this warning is brought to the attention of all relevant stakeholders within your jurisdiction.