2018 Anti-Doping information
New Zealand Rugby League is committed to the advancement of clean sport that rejects cheating through the use of performance enhancing drugs and methods.
New Zealand Rugby League is in partnership with Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) to:
Promote a culture of clean sport
Deliver anti-doping education|
Organise and implement testing programmes
Report doping and suspicious activity
Support athletes to compete drug free
For full information about anti-doping, visit http://www.drugfreesport.org.nz/
The Prohibited List
The Prohibited List is published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) every year and details all substances and methods which are prohibited or banned in sport. A substance or method may be included on the list if it meets any two of the following criteria:
DFSNZ promotes the updated Prohibited List to New Zealand national sports organisations and athletes each year.
The anti-doping rules
All members of New Zealand Rugby League are required to abide by New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules. These rules reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) World Anti-Doping Code.
In summary, the ten rule violations are:
Many medications contain substances which are prohibited in sport. Any athlete who is sick or injured needs to carefully consider the medications they take to ensure they avoid prohibited substances.
Athletes can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if they need to take medication which is prohibited in sport. If athletes compete at a top level, they may need to apply for a TUE before they take medication which contains a prohibited substance. Visit the TUE page on the DFSNZ website for more information.
Many dietary or sports supplements are marketed as helping to improve performance, recovery, weight loss or muscle development, and, supplements can contain substances which are prohibited in sport and may not accurately label ingredients. Athletes should carefully assess their need for supplements and carefully research the supplements they choose to take.
Lodging a supplement query with DFSNZ can provide some assessment of the level of risk associated with supplements and may be able to identify products which are known to be a problem.
The Athlete Whereabouts programme
Anti-doping organisations, including DFSNZ, conduct drug tests on athletes out-of-competition with no advanced warning. The Athlete Whereabouts Programme allows DFSNZ to locate athletes for testing.
Drug testing is one of the best ways to identify athletes who are doping and to protect athletes who are clean competitors. Athletes can be tested during an event (in-competition) or at any other time (out-of-competition) and will be asked to provide a urine sample, a blood sample or both. The testing process and sample collection for doping control will be carried out by a trained and accredited DFSNZ official.
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I need help!
Please contact DFSNZ on 0800 DRUGFREE (378 437)
Your point of contact for anti-doping matters is: Shaun Iwikau (firstname.lastname@example.org or 021924790)