Education program by Irish Rugby Football UnionThe Irish Rugby Football Union is developing an education program throughout the underage system in schools so that the concerns about the use of dangerous supplements like creatine amongst rugby-playing school boys can be reduced to a significant extent.

Ruth Wood-Martin, the IRFU Performance Nutritionist said, “We actively discourage the use of supplements in underage players and we are developing a programme that will focus on how eating and drinking well is the most effective nutrition strategy to support hard training and quick recovery.”

“These protein and body building shakes they are bulking up on, no ones knows where they are coming from. Some say the ingredients are thrown into a cement mixer to mix them up.”