World Rugby: 7,000 players receive anti-doping training

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset
"Integrity and player welfare are at the top of World Rugby's agenda and anti-doping education and testing is at the very heart of our strategy to maintain and promote a level playing field in the sport," said Bernard Lapasset

More than 7,000 players have undertaken mandatory anti-doping training, World Rugby has revealed.

Over half of the players have completed an online course, while another 3,300 have received classroom training.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup will feature a "Keep Rugby Clean" day on 26 September.

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset said: "As rugby continues to grow and thrive around the world, it is essential to educate all involved in the game that there are no short-cuts."

In 2013, 1,831 in and out-of-competition tests had been taken.

Players participating in the Sevens World Series and World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, World Rugby U20 tournaments and World Rugby regional 15s, sevens and age-grade events are yet to undertake mandatory education.

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