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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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


The Barista: Sam Smith

Forced to retire in 2016, former Worcester, Harlequins and England U20s wing Sam Smith set his sights on a new and exciting project. Sam gathered the support of his teammates and the rugby community to launch his own specialty coffee shop in the heart of Worcester called Wayland’s Yard. Two years later and Sam has expanded […]


The Gin Maker: Ruaridh Jackson

Introducing The Garden Shed Drinks Company. A unique, organic, gin business, set-up by former Harlequins, Wasps, and current Glasgow Warriors and Scotland fly-half, Ruaridh Jackson. The 30-year-old has joined forces with former Warriors and Scotland prop Ryan Grant, and their wives Kirstin and Maxine, to make their dream of making organic, fresh and delicious gin […]

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: Deborah Fleming of England reacts during the match between England and Spain at the HSBC Paris Sevens, stage of the Rugby Sevens World Series at Stade Jean Bouin on June 10, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images for HSBC)

Rising to the Challenge: Deborah Fleming

As the most recently elected member of the RPA Players’ Board, we get to know Deborah Fleming our new Player Representative for England Women, to hear of her ambitions for the role, her 7s career to date, and how her parents inspired her to make the most of every opportunity.   Congratulations on being elected […]

BARNET, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Ball in a scrum during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Saracens and Bath Rugby at Allianz Park on September 29, 2018 in Barnet, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

In-season breaks introduced as English professional rugby season confirmed

ENGLISH RUGBY will introduce guaranteed in-season breaks for players as part of the structure for the next three seasons announced today by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby and Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).   Starting with 2019-20, the improved season structures will see a number of extra player welfare driven initiatives and a reduced number of international/club overlaps for the top-level professional game in England.   The changes include […]


RPA recognised as Best Sports Association 

The RPA has today been recognised with the Gold Prize in the Best Sports Association category at the Association Excellence Awards.  Now in its fifth year, the Association Excellence Awards recognise and reward the achievements of UK trade bodies, professionals membership organisations and associations. The award comes in what is a landmark year for the […]


RPA VACANCY (Maternity Cover): Personal Development Manager – Leicester Tigers & Northampton Saints

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England which was established in 1998 to look after the interests of all professional players, from Academy players to the superstars of the international game. The RPA offers members Player Welfare and Representation services as well as a […]


Barclays named Official Banking Partner of The RPA

Barclays has today been named the official banking partner of the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA), signing a three-year partnership. The multi-year deal will provide all RPA members with a dedicated banking service assisting with their retail banking needs. In addition, new members arriving from overseas will benefit from expert support and guidance to ensure their […]