Educational resources

Here you can find educational and reference resources such as our handbook and doping control procedures film, plus everything coaches and athletes need to know about their rights and responsibilities related to testing procedures and whereabouts. You can also find out more about about World Rugby's confidential whistleblower policy.

Short Guide (Handbook)

Anti-doping Handbook

The World Rugby Anti-Doping Handbook is updated and distributed to international level participants every year.

It is a comprehensive reference document for players and support staff which provides detailed information on all areas of anti-doping as defined in the World Rugby anti-doping education curriculum. 

The Handbook 2024 can be downloaded as a pdf below in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Georgian, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian. For versions in French, Japanese and Spanish, please use the language switcher above to go to the respective language versions of this website. 

Handbook 2024