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Doping Control Facilities

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To facilitate effective and efficient doping control, it is important that adequate facilities are made available by clubs in the RFU Domestic Testing Pool.

Few sporting venues have custom-built doping control facilities available, but the potential for the collection of samples for drug testing purposes should be considered an important component of any squad training or match day operation.

All clubs within the Domestic Testing Pool (Aviva Premiership, Championship and National League 1) must make a room available and designated specifically for doping control on match day and when reasonably requested out of competition during squad training sessions.

The designated doping control station should be secure and nothing else should occur in that designated room, such as storage or changing. Toilet facilities should be available either in the room or nearby, with a supply of water also provided.

 

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