Who should apply for a TUE in advance?
|National competition||New Zealand representation|
|Criteria||Athletes who compete in the Super Rugby competition. Athletes who compete in the Mitre10 Cup.||Athletes selected in the All Blacks (men) or Black Ferns (women) national representative teams.
Athletes selected in the elite Rugby Sevens (men and women) national representative teams.
|When to apply for a TUE||If you need to take medication that contains a prohibited substance or method, you must have a TUE in place one (1) week prior to the event start date and it should remain in place for the duration of the event (while you are still taking the medication).||
If you need to take medication that contains a prohibited substance or method, you should apply for a TUE as soon as you are selected.
The TUE should remain in place until the competition period or the pinnacle event for the current year has ended e.g. the final playoffs (while you are still taking the medication).
Note: if you lose your place in the team due to injury or performance, you must have a TUE in place as you could still be drug tested during this time.