Redford Pennycook gains Project Management Insight with Rhead Group

At the end of July Redford Pennycook, former flanker for Bristol Rugby, visited Iron Acton, one of National Grid’s Integrated Security Sites currently under construction, where Rhead Group is providing project management and construction supervision for the delivery of the design and build contracts. The visit was organised after Redford attended one of the Project […]


Rhead Group Scores with the RPA & Leicester Tigers

During a workshop organised in conjunction with The Rugby Players Association (RPA), Rhead Group demonstrated that many of the skills needed to win at rugby, are identical to those required to construct major infrastructure projects such as power stations and stadiums. First team players, including Toby Flood, Thomas Waldrom, Dan Bowden, Sam Harrison, Julian Salvi, […]


Get to know AFEX

AFEX (Associated Foreign Exchange) is one of the newest members of the RPA Business Club and we’re pleased that they will be bringing their expertise in global payment and risk management solutions to our members. We recently spoke to Rachel Hollos, Global Marketing Director at AFEX to find out why they had decided to join […]


Saints benefit from RPA Business Networking

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) staged a highly impressive business networking evening last night at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery for the benefit of Northampton Saints players. The event was one of a series developed by the RPA to improve players’ business connections and generally help to develop stronger links between the commercial world […]


England Sevens Network with HSBC

The Rugby Players Association (RPA) staged a business networking evening on Thursday 6 March with one of its long term commercial partners, HSBC.  The event was held at the bank’s Group Head Office in London and involved members of the England Rugby Sevens squad. The event was one of a series of events designed to develop stronger […]


Computacenter sponsor the RPA Players’ Awards for the 14th consecutive year

Computacenter, Europe’s leading IT infrastructure services provider, will enter its 14th consecutive year as Senior Partner of the RPA and title sponsor of The RPA Computacenter Players’ Awards when they are held at Battersea Evolution, London, on Wednesday 21st May 2014. Computacenter will also retain title sponsorship of the Players’ Player of the Year Award. The […]


Canterbury’s Five Point Social Media Guide

This week we caught up with the RPAs Official Sportwear supplier Canterbury’s Social Media team to find out the importance and role of social media in our members lives. Find out here what they had to say. Why is Social Media important to me? Rugby players can use social media to connect with their global […]


Identifying Taxation Issues

Q&A with Roger Gadd from KPMG We caught up with tax expert, Roger Gadd, Director of Private Client, Tax, from KPMG, the RPA’s Official Tax Partner, to find out more about taxation issues that may affect professional rugby players. Tell us about some of the taxation issues that new players need to be aware of? We […]

RPA Golf Day Berkshire Golf Club

The Results Are In – RPA Rugby Open

The stunning Buckinghamshire Golf Club provided the setting for the 2013 RPA Rugby Open in Association with ProSport Insurance. TAG Heuer and former Harlequins hooker, Matt Cairns, emerged victorious in the overall team competition and last year’s individual Champion, Karl Dickson, was beaten by the slightest of margins by team-mate Nick Evans, who posted an […]