Player Medical Information
Australian Rugby Union Insurance Claim Form
If a player is injured during training or a game, an ARU Insurance Claim Form will need to be completed. Administration staff in the Rugby Office will provide you with your registration number and certify the document as a club official.
It is the player's responsibility to obtain all required information (including a a doctor's and physiotharapist's report) and send the claim form to the nominated address.
Medical & Physiotherapy Services
The Club makes a significant investment in medical services each year and is proud of its record for providing excellent medical and physiotherapy services to its players. The health of all players playing for the Club is a priority.
Players Injury Responsibilities
- It is the player's responsibility that any injuries are reported to their coach or manager immediately.
- The player must have had their injury assessed by Monday morning so the coaches will have injury updates for team selection by Tuesday morning.
- The physiotherapist and doctor will communicate with the coaches regarding players' injuries and fitness for matches and training.
- It is the player's responsibility to always speak directly with the coach/manager regarding any injury as well.
- If a player has not had their injury assessed it is assumed that they will be able to train as usual on Tuesday night.
- It is expected that if a player seeks treatment outside the Sports Clinic that they consult the medical staff first so that they may acquire updates from the treating professional.
SUFC adopts the Australian Rugby Union’s Medical Policy. Further, SUFC contracts the services of Dr. Nathan Gibbs, the current Australian Wallabies Club Doctor, to provide Medical Services to its players and specifically to provide the services of the Club Doctor.
Dr Nathan Gibbs’ works out of the TAG Foundation Grandstand, Regimental Drive, The University of Sydney. Players must book an appointment in advance to see Dr Gibbs and you must bring your Medicare Card. All medical consultations are bulk billed for SUFC players.
Dr Gibbs' clinic hours are:
- Monday morning
- Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions.
Any player with a serious and/or ongoing condition or overuse injury should speak with Dr Gibbs. This allows thorough assessment of your injury, documentation of your problem, as well as the opportunity to organise referrals or investigations as needed during working hours.
Following each game all injuries - no matter how minor - must be reported to the Match Day doctor or physiotherapist before leaving the ground.
A Match Day doctor will be present at all Grade and Colts games to assess and treat any acute injuries.
A physiotherapist will be present at all Grade and Colts games and will be available for strapping at the venue an hour before kick-off for each team.
Any player concerned about his ability to play on match days should contact medical staff and their coach prior to match day so that a substitute may be organised. Players who are unwell on match day should contact their coach and medical staff as early as possible on the day.
Players are to comply with instructions provided by medical staff.