Medical Subcommittee

The Medical Sub-Committee (MEDSCO) has been mandated by International Rugby League to advise on specific medical matters instructed by the Board on a case by case basis.

The purpose and objective of the subcommittee is:

  • To form an expert group to provide recommendations and guidance in specific medical matters on a case-by-case basis following instruction by the Board.
  • Where relevant, to take a whole of membership approach.
  • To supply members to a Therapeutic Use Exemptions Committee to service the IRL anti-doping obligations under the WADA Code.
  • At least annually, review Mandatory Medical Equipment and mandatory drugs present for all international rugby league matches to ensure the most up-to-date practices are in use.

MEDCO Members

Chair: Mick Molloy (Independent)
Chris Brookes (RFL)
Nathan Gibbs (APRL)
David Heslop (ARLC)
Richard Lawrance (ERL)
Ed Middleton (ERL)

Secretary: Richard Egan

Medco Terms of Reference

IRL Medical Subcommittee Tor


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