Therapeutic Use Exemptions
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Rugby players at a certain levels of competition must submit a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) application to the RFU if they need to use 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 U18
- England U20
- England Sevens
- England Saxons
- England National Team
- Aviva Premiership
Players at National League 1 and below are only required to submit a TUE retrospectively (after use) within 10 working days following a drug test.
The TUE case study on Scotland lock Scott MacLeod highlights the importance of submitting TUE forms and the potential consequences of failing to do so correctly.