RPA welcomes England Women’s contract announcement

DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 13:  England team huddle following the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 between England and Italy on August 13, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The RPA welcomes this morning’s announcement that the RFU is to introduce women’s full-time 15s contracts this season.

As one of the game’s most successful national teams, we are excited that they now have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and challenge to become the number one team in the world. We would like to thank the RFU for taking this progressive decision but our biggest thanks goes to England Women’s Player Representatives who have played a leading role in securing this landmark moment in the women’s game.