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.

Whistleblower Policy

What is the Whistleblower policy?

World Rugby and National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) cannot test everyone, every day. So when players or support staff witness behaviour that may be linked to doping, it is important that they report it confidentially.

This is often difficult in a team sport, but it is a crucial way of exposing some types of doping.

How do I make a report? 

The reporting lines operated by WADA, World Rugby and your National Anti-Doping Organisation are designed to offer full protection, so the reporter will not face any consequences, even if it turns out not to be a violation.

National Anti-Doping Organisations usually have a reporting line on their homepage. These are the reporting methods for WADA and World Rugby: