Tom Arscott Statement

Tom Arscott wishes to release the following statement via The RPA: “Following the conclusion of the RFU’s investigation into the complaint made against me by Sale Sharks, I wish to state that although I am disappointed with the outcome, I would now like to draw a line under this episode. This has been an extremely […]


Lambert Hails BBC Visit

“It’s a very impressive building, 12 floors of people all working towards the one goal – to create world class content.” Mark Lambert has described last week’s behind the scenes tour of the BBC’s Broadcasting House in London as a ‘hugely exciting moment’ and one in which he hopes will encourage more players to explore […]


Young Chiefs cook up a treat

By Mark Stevens (Exeter Chiefs – http://exeterchiefs.co.uk/) Members of the Exeter Chiefs Academy have been honing their culinary skills of late thanks to the help of the Rugby Players’ Association. As part of the RPA Personal Development Programme (PDP), the group have been taking part in a four-week cooking course at Exeter College’s 34 Restaurant. […]


Don’t Be Scammed!

Have you or a teammate been targeted by an online scam? Need advice on how best to avoid them?  The RPA’s specialist social media lawyer, Matt Himsworth is here to help. Smarter, creepier and now very carefully targeted The traditional view of an online scam is a barely literate email landing in your inbox telling […]

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09:  A silhouette of the Northampton  Saints practicing their lineouts during the Northampton Saints training session held at Franklin's Gardens on December 9, 2015 in Northampton, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Sixth Anti-Doping Annual Report Released

The Anti-Doping annual report for the 2015/16 season has been published on behalf of RFU Anti-Doping Advisory Group. This is the sixth year rugby’s anti-doping programme has released the findings of its activity in England. TESTING The intelligence-led testing programme comprised of 1,001 anti-doping tests – both in- and out-of-competition – and included both targeted […]


Your Golf Travel confirmed as Official RPA Partner

The world’s largest golf travel company, Your Golf Travel has today been confirmed as an official supplier of The Rugby Players’ Association. Your Golf Travel specialise in golf packages and holidays to more than 3,500 destinations across the UK, Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world. Some of their holiday destinations include The Belfry, The Celtic […]

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RPA Career Insight – AfterSport

Matt Lockwood – Senior Associate (Property Investment), Aftersport Ltd Former PFA Player Representative and Dundee United/Leyton Orient Defender, Matt Lockwood, gives us an insight into his career as a Senior Associate with RPA Official Partner, property investment firm, Aftersport. How did you get started in your chosen career? I was always very keen to invest […]


Tom Arscott Statement

Following his release by Sale Sharks, Tom Arscott wishes to release the following statement via The RPA: “While I am extremely disappointed with the outcome of the club’s internal disciplinary hearing, I would like to thank those that have supported me through the process to date. This has been a very difficult time for myself […]


RPA Cooking Masterclass a Success

Over 18 players were in attendance last night as the RPA hosted a nutritional skills workshop at the Main Ingredient cooking school in Berkhamsted. A range of players from England Women, England Men’s 7s, London Irish and Saracens took to the kitchen to brush up on their cooking skills and learn a variety of easy […]

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07:  Aviva branded rugby ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Bristol Rugby at Franklin's Gardens on January 7, 2017 in Northampton, England.  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project Report published for 2015/16

The Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (PRISP) report for the 2015-16 season has been published [click here]. The project is the most comprehensive and longest-running injury surveillance study in professional rugby and has monitored the injury risk of Premiership Rugby players in Premiership Rugby, European and national competition as well as training for the last […]