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Christian Day

RPA CHAIRMAN

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS

Christian Day enters his third season as RPA Chairman after replacing Will James in 2014. Christian joined Northampton Saints in 2008 from Sale, following a brief spell at Stade Francais, and has been a standout contributor ever since.

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Mark Lambert

RPA VICE-CHAIRMAN

HARLEQUINS

The 2016/17 season will be Quins’ prop Mark Lambert’s fourth term as an RPA Player Representative and his second as RPA Vice-Chairman. A graduate of the Harlequins Academy, Lambert has made over 190 senior appearances for the club.

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Kane Palma-Newport

BATH RUGBY

Bath Rugby prop, Kane Palma-Newport, continues as the club’s RPA Player Representative after replacing Guy Mercer at the beginning of the 2014/15 season. Kane has made over 55 first team appearances and captained Bath United to the 2013 Aviva A League title.

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Kyle Traynor

BRISTOL RUGBY

Kyle Traynor has been elected as Bristol Rugby’s RPA Player Representative as they make their eagerly anticipated return to the Aviva Premiership. The 30-year-old Scotland prop has made over 70 club appearances since joining from Edinburgh ahead of the 2012/13 Championship season.

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Haydn Thomas

EXETER CHIEFS

Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Haydn Thomas returns for his sixth successive stint as an RPA Player Rep after taking over the reins in 2010/11. Haydn is well known to rugby supporters from the West Country having turned out for Bristol, Bath Rugby and Gloucester in the past.

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Charlie Sharples

GLOUCESTER RUGBY

Gloucester Rugby winger Charlie Sharples will commence his second full season as an RPA Player Rep after taking over from Jonny May. With over 190 appearances for Gloucester, the 27-year-old appeared in 22 matches for the club in 2015/16.

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Lachlan McCaffrey

LEICESTER TIGERS

The 2016/17 season will be Lachlan McCaffrey’s first as Leicester’s RPA Player Representative after replacing George Catchpole. The 26-year-old Australian joined Leicester from London Welsh at the beginning of the 2015/16 season.

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Alex Lewington

LONDON IRISH

London Irish winger, Alex Lewington will begin his first season as London Irish’s RPA Player Rep after replacing the long standing, Andrew Fenby. Joining the Exiles for the 2013/14 season, Alex has proved a major force, scoring 19 tries in 52 Aviva Premiership appearances for the club.

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Alex Rogers

NEWCASTLE FALCONS

Alex Rogers will begin his first season as an RPA Player Rep after taking over from former teammate Rob Hawkins. The loose-head prop began his career at Harlequins before linking up with the Falcons in 2015.

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Neil Briggs

SALE SHARKS

31-year-old hooker Neil Briggs replaces Tom Brady as Sale Sharks’ RPA Player Representative for 2016/17. Born in Germany, Briggs rejoined Sale in 2015 after spells with Bourgoin, London Welsh and Leicester Tigers, and has now made over 125 Sharks appearances.

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George Kruis

SARACENS

George Kruis will serve his fifth season as Saracens’ RPA Player Rep after first being appointed ahead of the 2012/13 season. Making his debut for the club in 2009, George has thrived in the Sarries pack, with over 80 Aviva Premiership appearances now under his belt.

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Alex Rieder

WASPS

Season 2016/17 will be Alex Rieder’s first on the RPA Players’ Board after replacing former teammate James Cannon. Alex joined Wasps ahead of the 2015/16 campaign and has thrived at his new club, adding significant depth to the club’s back-row.

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Tom Biggs

WORCESTER WARRIORS

Worcester Warriors winger, Tom Biggs, is into his third season as the club’s RPA Player Representative. Biggs is an experienced player who has enjoyed successful spells with Yorkshire Carnegie, Newcastle Falcons, Bath and now Worcester.

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Phil Burgess

ENGLAND SEVENS

This is Phil Burgess’ fourth season as an RPA Player Representative and his fourth as a member of the England Sevens squad. Burgess was an ever present on the Sevens circuit for England last season and also helped Great Britain secure a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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Natasha Hunt

ENGLAND WOMEN

Natasha Hunt replaces former teammate Michaela Staniford as the RPA Player Representative for England Women. With over 30 caps for the Red Roses, the talented scrum-half also represented Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.