Name: Oliver Wren Position: Manager of Strategic Japanese Accounts Years spent at the company: 6 months (UK) Previous work experience: Ricoh Canada Government sales Hobbies / passions: Sport, Food   How did you get started in your chosen career? After my ice hockey career I decided to get involved in sales, it seemed like a […]


Jason Leonard OBE confirmed for RPA Rugby Heroes Lunch

The RPA’s Rugby Heroes Series continues at the excellent Gaucho Piccadilly in February and we are delighted to confirm Jason Leonard OBE as our guest speaker. Jason will be previewing the 2017 Six Nations with England kicking off against France just two days later. Taking place on Thursday 2nd February, places for the lunch are […]


Fidelity Energy partners with the Rugby Players’ Association

Leading utilities and energy consultants Fidelity Energy has today been confirmed as the official energy partner of The Rugby Players’ Association. Fidelity Energy specialises in helping clients get the best value from their energy contracts, reduce their energy consumption, and minimise their carbon footprint. Fidelity Energy has partnered with the RPA to promote their energy […]


The Restart Rugby Alpine Challenge 2016 – The Only Way Is Up

By RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley – @damianhopley Sunday 11th September Before commencing this blog, I have an important confession to make. I have never really understood why anyone in their right mind would go hiking. End of. Mentioning the very word conjures up visions of ageing sinewy yompers with flasks, compasses, cagoules, torrential rain […]


RPA hosts annual Academy Induction Day at historic Rugby School

With the 2016/17 season fast approaching, the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) travelled to the historic Rugby School to host its annual Academy Induction Day. Over 80 of the most talented young rugby players from across the Aviva Premiership and Greene King IPA Championship, were in attendance for the annual event which aims to educate, offer […]

LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Lee Mears of England looks to go past Ryan Cross of Australia during the Investec Challenge match between England and Australia at Twickenham on November 15, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lee Mears latest recruit to take on Alpine Challenge

3 Peaks; 3 Countries; 3 Days Restart Rugby is pleased to confirm that former England and British & Irish Lions hooker, Lee Mears, is the latest rugby legend to pledge his support to the inaugural Alpine Challenge. He will join former internationals Charlie Hodgson, Ben Clarke and RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, on the trek, […]


RPA Vacancy: Account Manager – Team England Rugby (Maternity Cover)

Background The Rugby Players’ Association exclusively manages the commercial representation of Team England Rugby LLP (TER LLP).  The Team England Rugby LLP Account Manager is responsible for the overall management of all operations relating to Team England Rugby LLP. In addition, this role is responsible for implementing player appearances for all RPA commercial partners, events […]


Dan Leo to deliver RPA Cultural Diversity Programme

Former Wasps, London Irish and Samoa second row, Dan Leo, has linked up with The Rugby Players’ Association to lead a new initiative that will provide special assistance to Pacific Island and overseas players, offering support and practical advice as they transition to a life and career in the UK. The RPA Cultural Diversity Programme […]