AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 03: Keven Mealamu and Nathan Harris of the All Blacks arrive for a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Trusts Stadium on June 3, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Transition: A Partner’s Perspective

  In an exclusive RPA insight, the partner of a former professional rugby player speaks openly about the challenges placed on family, friends and teammates when an athlete experiences the process of transition. This is their story. 2012 was the year he was told his rugby playing days would need to end. Recurrent concussion is […]

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Where Are They Now? Shane Monahan

  With the RPA recently joining ‘Limor’, an exciting new social media platform for audio and podcasting, we chat to the man behind the business, former Gloucester Rugby, Munster, Leinster and Connacht wing Shane Monahan.   First things first, what is Limor and what does it do? Limor is the next evolution of social media […]

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Lambert & Burgess Elected Chairman & Vice-Chairman

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced that Harlequins prop Mark Lambert has been re-elected as RPA Chairman, while experienced England 7s player Phil Burgess has been appointed Vice-Chairman.    Lambert who has made more than 235 appearances for Harlequins during a distinguished club career received the unanimous backing of the RPA Players’ Board and will embark […]

SALFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22:  Josh Beaumont of Sale Sharks before the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Sale Sharks and Wasps at AJ Bell Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Salford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Get To Know: Josh Beaumont

We sit down with RPA Player Representative for Sale Sharks, Josh Beaumont.   Your experience so far as an RPA Player Representative? It’s been extremely positive, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Players’ Board so far. It’s been well documented how big the last couple of years have been for the RPA and […]

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Rising Stars: RPA Academy Induction Day

The first season as an academy player can be the hardest, toughest, and most exciting experience of the professional rugby journey. For more than 100 of the most talented young players in the country, the annual RPA Academy Induction Day provides an opportunity to gain important education, guidance and support as they embark on their […]

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Project Alcatraz: Calum Clark

This summer, Saracens back-row Calum Clark spent a week in Venezuela experiencing Project Alcatraz, a highly successful community initiative formed in 2003 by RPA Business Club member, Santa Teresa. The project aims to use the game of rugby to tackle gang crime in Venezuela and transform the lives of violent youth offenders. In his own […]

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Slice Slice Baby: Ethan & Alex Waller

Meet Ethan and Alex Waller. The brothers who are aiming to take the pizza world by storm. Ethan (Worcester Warriors) and Alex (Northampton Saints) have just launched ‘Slice Slice Baby’, a mobile pizza business, set-up within their very own renovated horse trailer. In this entertaining and insightful blog, Ethan takes us through the final stages […]

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Tomahawk Homes: Julian Salvi and Moray Low

  For Julian Salvi and Moray Low the thought of leaving the game unprepared was not one they wanted to experience. The pair who have enjoyed success on the pitch for Exeter Chiefs have donned the hard-hats and high-vis jackets in an effort to make their transition out of the game as successful as possible. […]

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Elite Physiotherapy: Jamie George

  The Saracens and England hooker chats about opening his very own physiotherapy clinic, the excitement of being an entrepreneur, the influence of Eddie Jones and why being a British & Irish Lion meant the world to him.   You are the joint founder of The Carter & George Practice, can you explain what the […]