Anti-doping Policy

The Bermuda Rugby Football Union (BRFU) is committed to promoting clean sport and maintaining the integrity of our great game.

Doping is currently one of the greatest risks to the integrity and reputation of sport on a globalbasis. Doping is cheating and is fundamentally contrary to the spirit and values of sport. Anything that makes competition unfair–and doping in particular–undermines the essence of sport.

Strict Liability is the underlying principle of anti-doping. Players are solely responsible for any prohibited substance found in their system whether there was an intention to cheat or not. It is imperative that every player understands their personal responsibility and that they incorporate the principle of Strict Liability into their day-to-day life.

The BRFU provides education, awareness and training for players and support staff to ensure that they understand their responsibilities.The BRFU is committed to ensuring that the principles of anti-doping are promoted and championed within our sport to ensure that:

  • the ethics and integrity of our game are upheld and preserved by providing positive, values-based education to players coaches
  • we safeguard the physical and mental health of our players
  • all players have the opportunity to compete equally
  • all players have the opportunity to develop in the game as ambassadors of clean sport
  • The BRFU (and all those under its jurisdiction) is obliged to comply with Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority (BSADA)’s Doping Rules and World Rugby Regulation 21 (Anti-Doping). Both have been adopted by theBRFU and came into effect on 1 January 2021 Please click the links below to access the relevant documents:

World Rugby Regulation 21

BSADA Anti-Doping Rules

WADA Prohibited List 2021

World Rugby 2021 Anti-doping Handbook

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