- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

LONDON (AP) - The UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) will be in charge of collecting blood and urine samples from the 20 teams at the Rugby World Cup, which starts Sept. 18.

The international rugby federation said all samples will be tested at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory at King’s College university in London.

World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset says the sport is “committed to a zero-tolerance policy towards drug cheats in rugby.”

The World Cup, held in England and Wales, lasts for six weeks. More details of the tournament’s anti-doping program will be revealed later.

World Rugby said it performed 2,021 tests in 2014, more “than at any other point since testing began.”



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