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 […]


Battling My Transition: Glyn Hughes

When London Welsh went into liquidation in January this year, Glyn Hughes’ world was turned upside down. The talented fly-half found his career in jeopardy and his life in disarray. Six months and 6,000 miles later, Glyn explains how he tackled transition head-on, offering first-hand advice to those who may be struggling. This is something […]

Aviva Premiership Launch, Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, Britain - 25/08/2015

Round 21 dedicated to Restart Rugby and #LiftTheWeight

#LiftTheWeight – Premiership Rugby and Premiership clubs show their support for Restart Rugby during Round 21. The Rugby Players’ Assocation and Premiership Rugby are pleased to announce that all Round 21 matches taking place across the weekend of 28th – 30th April will be dedicated to Restart Rugby, the official charity of the RPA, and […]

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Restart Rugby launches inaugural Alpine Challenge

3 Peaks; 3 Countries; 3 Days This September, Restart Rugby are pleased to offer you the opportunity to join RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, and a few of his former international teammates on the inaugural ‘Restart Rugby Alpine Challenge‘. Organised in conjunction with Chamonix Hard Cross, the challenge will take place from Sunday 11th – […]


Tigers look to their futures

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) last night hosted a business networking evening for members of the Leicester Tigers’ squad, facilitated by employee engagement consultancy, Purple Monster, and hosted at The Exchange, Leicester. The evening was organised as part of the RPA’s Player Development Programme (PDP) which is designed to individually support and assist its members […]


Rugby Players’ Association hosts first Alumni Evening

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) last night hosted their first Alumni evening, welcoming former players and business leaders to a unique networking evening, in association with the RPA’s official recruitment specialist Robert Walters. The Rugby Players’ Association is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. As part of its Player […]


Exeter players join local business chiefs

Members of the Exeter Chiefs rugby team turned out in force last night for a business forum hosted by The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) at Sapphire Spaces in Topsham. Organised as part of the Player Development Programme (PDP), players from the Senior and Academy squads met representatives from local industry sectors including Sapphire Spaces, Rhead […]


England Sevens and England Women network courtesy of Macfarlanes LLP

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) last night staged a business networking evening hosted by RPA Business Club member, Macfarlanes LLP, at their central London offices. The evening, which was part of the RPA Player Development Programme (PDP), gave members of the England Sevens and England Women’s squads the opportunity to meet and network with professionals […]


Bath Rugby Academy cook up a storm at Bertinet Kitchen

We all know that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. When that man is a professional rugby player, making sure he’s getting the right kind of food can be a tricky proposition – especially when he’s cooking for himself. The pace of modern life can often make us reluctant to spend too […]