The RFU health advice line provides information on player health and welfare where related to rugby and is suitable for coaches, players and parents. Enquires can be made online or by telephone:
Tel: 0870 143 2421
The advice line is not a substitute for one-to-one advice from a healthcare professional, and with regards to a player's match fitness, the advice of the player's general practitioner (or a medical specialist) should always be sought in the first instance. Relevant RFU regulations, such as those concerning concussion, should also be followed. The RFU also provides information through this website regarding specific drugs and anti-doping issues.
Any advice provided in relation to specific injuries, illnesses or disabilities is only general advice and it should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice patients receive when they consult their own doctor.