Some medications are (or contain) prohibited substances under the anti-doping rules. If no legitimate alternative medication is available a player may require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to be compliant with the anti-doping regulations.
To quickly and easily check the status of your medications, use the Global DRO websit: www.globalDRO.com
Rugby players at a certain levels of competition must submit a TUE application to the RFU in advance of using a prohibited substance or method for a legitimate medical condition.
Only players in the following England squads or participating at the following levels of rugby are required to proactively submit a TUE in order to use a prohibited substance or method:
- England U20
- England Sevens
- England Saxons
- England Senior Men
- England Women Sevens
- England Women
- Aviva Premiership
- IPA Championship
All players not in the above identified groups are required to submit a TUE retrospectively (after use) within 10 working days following a drug test.