OXFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 30:  Ed Jackson of London Welsh celebrates as the final whistle blows during the RFU Championship Playoff 2nd leg match between London Welsh and Cornish Pirates at Kassam Stadium on May 30, 2012 in Oxford, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Ed Jackson to be honoured with the RPA Blyth Spirit Award

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced it will honour former Dragons, Wasps, London Welsh and Bath number 8 Ed Jackson at the 2018 RPA Players’ Awards, in association with England Rugby. Ed has been confirmed as the second of two recipients of the RPA Blyth Spirit Award, in association with Towergate Insurance. The award […]


The RPA launches Transition Talks initiative

The Rugby Players’ Association (The RPA) has today announced the launch of a new initiative that will see retired players returning to their former clubs to offer current squads first-hand insight into the challenges and opportunities facing them when they have finished playing. Taking place throughout the 2017-18 season, Transition Talks will form part of […]


Stuart Munday Appointed RPA Chief Operating Officer

Following an internal restructure, The Rugby Players Association (RPA) Finance and HR Director, Stuart Munday, has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) RPA with immediate effect. Stuart will be responsible for the management of the daily business operations of the RPA Group as well as assuming responsibility on all […]


All Star Worldwide Currencies Cup in aid of Restart Rugby

Join us and a host of international rugby stars, including England’s Matt Stevens, David Strettle, Iain Balshaw, Danny Grewcock, Mark Cueto and Ugo Monye, for the ‘All Star Worldwide Currencies Cup’ at Allianz Park on Friday 30th June 2017. Organised by Matt Stevens and David Strettle, the game will raise vital funds for Restart Rugby and awareness for […]

RPA Awards Dinner Battersea

The RPA Players’ Awards 2017 Nominees

Congratulations to all our nominees for The RPA Players’ Awards 2017 in association with England Rugby. The winners will be announced during our awards ceremony on Wednesday 10th May at Battersea Evolution in London.   The RPA Players’ Player of the Year in association with England Rugby Elliot Daly – Wasps Owen Farrell – Saracens […]


RPA Young Player of the Year Nominees 2017

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today confirmed the nominees for the RPA Young Player of the Year 2017 as voted for by Aviva Premiership players based on performances in domestic rugby this season. To qualify for the RPA Young Player of the Year Award players must have been 23 or under at the start of […]


Career Moves: Lee Mears

We catch up with former England, British & Irish Lions and Bath hooker, Lee Mears, to find out exactly what the 37-year-old has been up to since his playing days. Firstly Lee, how do you make your living? I’m an Executive Coach for Preston Associates in London, working with both individuals and teams covering everything […]

LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Lee Mears of England looks to go past Ryan Cross of Australia during the Investec Challenge match between England and Australia at Twickenham on November 15, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lee Mears latest recruit to take on Alpine Challenge

3 Peaks; 3 Countries; 3 Days Restart Rugby is pleased to confirm that former England and British & Irish Lions hooker, Lee Mears, is the latest rugby legend to pledge his support to the inaugural Alpine Challenge. He will join former internationals Charlie Hodgson, Ben Clarke and RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, on the trek, […]


Old Mutual Wealth to sponsor England Player of the Year Award

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced Old Mutual Wealth will become the new sponsor of the England Player of the Year Award at the RPA Players’ Awards in association with England Rugby, on Wednesday 11th May at Battersea Evolution, London. The award will become known as the Old Mutual Wealth England Player of the […]