Keep Rugby Clean is World Rugby’s anti-doping campaign and plays an essential part in promoting and protecting rugby from doping.

Keeping Rugby Clean is important for the health of athletes and to ensure there is a level playing field for all players. It is every player's responsibility to help keep doping out of the game.

In the last few years, especially around major events like Rugby World Cup 2015 and Rugby Sevens at the Olympic Games, Keep Rugby Clean has been front and centre. During these tournament we designate a specific day to the promotion and raising awareness of Keep Rugby Clean.

On day three on Thursday 8 June at the World Rugby U20 Championship you ’ll see the Keep Rugby Clean logo around the stadium and on t-shirts as we mark Keep Rugby Clean day. Teams have been getting involved with the campaign – check out Australia’s U20s trying the KRC crossbar challenge on World Rugby’s Instagram!

All players participating at the tournament have benefitted from a face to face team-based education with World Rugby anti-doping experts, explaining the dangers of doping, and helping promote an ethical anti-doping ethos to the future stars of rugby.

Help us in the fight against doping. Help us Keep Rugby Clean.

World Rugby operates a zero-tolerance policy to doping in Rugby. As a player, you are solely responsible for any prohibited substances found to be present in your body. It is not necessary that intent or fault on your part be shown in order for an anti-doping rule violation to be established. This is known as the ‘strict liability’ principle.

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