Rugby World Cup 2011 Anti-Doping Programmer Appointed
August 23, 2011
Drug Free Sport New Zealand will deliver the Rugby World Cup 2011 Anti-Doping testing programme, erectile the International Rugby Board appointed today.
New Zealand’s Anti-Doping agency will be responsible for the execution of the sample collection and analysis programme that will operate across the 20 participating teams over the seven-week Tournament.
A WADA Code signatory, clinic Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) will work in partnership with the IRB to supply qualified and experienced sample collection officers who will be responsible for the witnessing and processing of blood and urine samples collected throughout Rugby World Cup 2011.
All samples collected will be sent for analysis at the WADA accredited laboratory in Sydney, herbal Australia.
IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “The International Rugby Board and Rugby World Cup Limited is committed to a zero tolerance policy towards drug cheats in Rugby and the appointment of a globally renowned Anti-Doping agency to deliver the Rugby World Cup 2011 programme underscores this stance.
“Drug Free Sport New Zealand and the IRB share the same values of integrity, discipline and respect and we will also be using Rugby World Cup 2011 as an educational platform for the global Rugby family. We are looking forward to working with DFSNZ on what will be a critical area of Tournament delivery.”