England Rugby becomes Title Partner of The RPA Players’ Awards


The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) has today announced that England Rugby will become the Title Partner of the prestigious RPA Players’ Awards, which will take place on Wednesday 11th May at Battersea Evolution, London.

The three-year deal will see the event become known as the RPA Players’ Awards, in association with England Rugby.

As part of the new partnership England Rugby will sponsor the evening’s most prestigious prize, the RPA Players’ Player of the Year Award, which is currently held by Bath and England’s star centre, Jonathan Joseph, and the Championship Player of the Year Award.

RFU Chief Executive, Ian Ritchie said:  “We’re delighted to be partnering with the RPA on what is a great annual event.  The RPA is an important stakeholder in the game and we’re pleased to support their work with over 1,000 current and former members.  We have such a wealth of talent in the English game and it’s great to be able to recognise and celebrate that.”

Damian Hopley, RPA Group CEO, said: “The RPA Players’ Awards recognises the outstanding performers of the club and international game, so it is fantastic to have the additional support of England Rugby in acknowledging our players and their achievements. We look forward to working closely with England Rugby in making the night another fantastic celebration of the English game as well as raising much needed funds for our official charity – Restart Rugby.”

By attending RPA events, you will make a significant difference to the support the RPA can provide to past, present and future players. To secure your place at the RPA Players’ Awards, in association with England Rugby please contact Sam Baring on SBaring@theRPA.co.uk or 020 3053 6670.

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