Dan Leo to deliver RPA Cultural Diversity Programme

Former Wasps, London Irish and Samoa second row, Dan Leo, has linked up with The Rugby Players’ Association to lead a new initiative that will provide special assistance to Pacific Island and overseas players, offering support and practical advice as they transition to a life and career in the UK. The RPA Cultural Diversity Programme […]

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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 – […]

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Restart Rugby benefits from RPA Players’ Awards

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) staged the 17th Annual RPA Players’ Awards at Battersea Evolution in London last week. The prestigious central London event played host to some of the biggest names in the game and honoured the outstanding achievements of the season so far, as well as raising over £130,000 for Restart Rugby, the […]


Chiefs enhance future skills

Members of Exeter Chiefs’ squad recently completed the final session of a series working with former Royal Marines Mountain Leader Officer and founder of Wilderness Solutions, Paul Mattin. Held in conjunction with the RPA’s Player Development Programme (PDP) and organised by RPA Player Development Manager for Exeter Chiefs, Josh Frape, the players undertook four sessions […]


Wilkinson to be honoured at the RPA Players’ Awards

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced England legend Jonny Wilkinson is to be honoured at the RPA Players’ Awards 2015, taking place on Wednesday 13th May at Battersea Evolution, London. Wilkinson has been named as this year’s inductee to the RPA Hall of Fame, in association with KPMG. The former Newcastle Falcons and Toulon […]


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 […]

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Bath Rugby benefit from RPA Networking Evening

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) staged the first players networking evening of the season at the Bath Cricket Club last night. The event was designed by the RPA to develop stronger links between the commercial world and rugby players and was supported by business and management consultants, Nine Feet Tall. Bath players and local businesses […]


Computacenter step down as Title Sponsor of the RPA Players’ Awards

Europe’s leading IT infrastructure services provider, Computacenter, today announced that it will step down as Title Sponsor of the RPA Players’ Awards in 2015. The partnership between The Rugby Players’ Association and Computacenter was formed in 2001 and during this time the RPA Players’ Awards has grown into the highlight of the domestic rugby union […]


The RPA and Macfarlanes LLP host Brand Ambassador Breakfast

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) yesterday staged a Business Breakfast with Macfarlanes LLP, at their London Offices. The attendees enjoyed a panel discussion and networking session chaired by RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, BT Sport Ambassador and 2003 England Rugby World Cup winner, Ben Kay, and industry experts Louisa Cheetham, Senior Sponsorship and CR Manager […]