The International Rugby Players Association (IRPA) today announced the appointments of Johnny Sexton and Richie McCaw as the inaugural President’s for North and President South respectively.
As two of the most recognised and respected players from around the world, both are seen as ideally placed to oversee and represent the collective voice of their fellow players from around the globe.
Both players are passionate about making a difference on issues of international importance to the players and the game. Sexton and McCaw will take an active part on various IRPA Player Advisory Groups and will use their expert opinion and stature to build on the collaborative relationship with World Rugby, the international Governing Body.
Speaking on their appointments the players said;
Johnny Sexton – Ireland (President North)
“IRPA represents the elite player’s interests at a global level, it is fundamental to the success of the game that our playing environments and welfare provisions allow us to compete to the best of our ability. It is with this in mind that I am delighted and honoured to be the IRPA’s President North. I congratulate Richie and look forward to working with him in the exciting year ahead.