Break through the silence around banned substance use in sport. Help UK Anti-Doping, our partner against doping in sport, to stand up for rugby's reputation.

Tell us anonymously about banned substances

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What are the banned substances? How are they taken?

Anabolic steroids (also known as 'gear, 'juice')

Anabolic steroids are controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act as class C drugs, and some of the most commonly used drugs in this category include (but are not limited to):

  • Trenbolone
  • Testosterone
  • Nandrolone
  • Oxandrolone (Anavar, Oxavar)

Using steroids can have physical and mental health risks, for example: high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attacks, erectile dysfunction, severe acne, increased aggression. See the full list of banned substances here.

How is this drug taken?

Anabolic steroids are usually injected into the muscle, but can also be taken as tablets or as creams or gels that are applied to the skin.

Human Growth Hormone (hGH)

Human Growth Hormone (hGH) is produced in the pituitary gland but can also be produced synthetically. Adults may be prescribed hGH to treat certain conditions. Supplying hGH is illegal without a licence. Use of hGH as a performance and image enhancing drug is prohibited in sport. See the full list of banned substances here.

How is this drug taken?

hGH is injected into the fat just under the skin.

Peptides

Some peptides are legal, but others are banned for use in sport. Peptides are often used in combination with anabolic steroids. Peptides can stimulate the release of substances in the body such as hGH. See the full list of banned substances here.

How is this drug taken?

Peptides are injected into the fat just under the skin.

 

I think someone might be supplying banned substances. What can I do?

It’s illegal to manufacture and/or supply performance and image enhancing drugs. It might be a difficult decision to talk to us, but you will be 100% anonymous. Protect rugby. Tell us who is supplying banned substances.

I think someone might be using banned substances. What can I do?

Testing positive for use of banned substances could result in a ban from playing rugby, at any level. Banning players for doping helps to keep rugby fair and encourages progress based on effort and skill, rather than access to performance and image enhancing substances. Tell us 100% anonymously who is using banned substances.

 

Tell us anonymously about steroid use

            or call 08000 32 23 32

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Tell us 100% anonymously about the use and supply of performance and image enhancing drugs. The more information we have, the more we can do to deter and detect doping to protect your sport and your teammates.