The Rugby Players Association is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. We represent more than 600 male and female current rugby players, as well as more than 100 former players.

It is our mission to support, promote and protect the interests of our members, from the moment they sign their first professional contracts, throughout their playing careers, and beyond as they embark on the next phase of their lives.

Our members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: independent representation; legal advice; personal and professional development; playing insurance; education; confidential counselling; transition support; and much more. Members can also access the support of our official charity, Restart, in the event of serious illness, injury or hardship.

Our Aims:

  • To safeguard the rights of players past, present and future
  • To establish and maintain better conditions of employment
  • To provide members with representation at the highest level of the game
  • To provide financial or other assistance to our members suffering from serious injury, illness or hardship
  • To assist with career and educational training for our members
  •  To promote the sport of rugby union in England
Our Partners
The RPA’s has established strong partnerships with a number of leading brands. Follow the link below to find out more about our partners, or if you are interested in partnering with us.
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