Media statement: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority National Rugby League – 2013 Anti-Doping program

24 May 2013

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) commends the National Rugby League (NRL) in the announcement today of its 2013 Anti-Doping program.                                      

ASADA Chief Executive Aurora Andruska said that the NRL’s anti-doping program was as comprehensive as any in world sport and was tailored to meet both emerging threats in doping, while providing an ongoing deterrent against substances and methods prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

“Rugby League already has a comprehensive anti-doping testing program, but the latest program now takes their commitment to a new level in protecting the sport from the threat of doping,” said Ms Andruska.

ASADA and the NRL remain firmly committed to working together for the good of the game and the health of the players.