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RPA Personal Development Programme – Annual Report 2014/15 Season

Please click here to read the RPA’s Personal Development Programme Annual Report for the 2014/15 Season. The RPA Personal Development Programme (jointly funded by the RPA, RFU and Premiership Rugby) is a central pillar of the RPA service and provides its members with essential off field education, personal development, career transition and welfare support. This […]


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 […]

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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 […]


Players trade places for Restart

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) recently teamed up with Official Foreign Exchange Business Club partner, AFEX, to raise over £10,000 for Restart – The Rugby Players’ Charity. Current and former Players turned out in force to show their support for Restart and, following a brief tutorial from members of AFEX’s transactions team, they took to […]


Get to know AFEX

AFEX (Associated Foreign Exchange) is one of the newest members of the RPA Business Club and we’re pleased that they will be bringing their expertise in global payment and risk management solutions to our members. We recently spoke to Rachel Hollos, Global Marketing Director at AFEX to find out why they had decided to join […]


Identifying Taxation Issues

Q&A with Roger Gadd from KPMG We caught up with tax expert, Roger Gadd, Director of Private Client, Tax, from KPMG, the RPA’s Official Tax Partner, to find out more about taxation issues that may affect professional rugby players. Tell us about some of the taxation issues that new players need to be aware of? We […]


LG Electronics Announced as Latest Official Supplier to the RPA

LG Electronics (LG) has today been confirmed as the latest commercial partner to join the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) as part of a multi-year supply deal. Established in 1958, LG is a global leader and technology innovator in Home Entertainment, Home Appliances, Mobile Communications and IT Solutions, employing more than 82,000 people working in over […]

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Robert Walters announced as latest Official Supplier to the RPA

Robert Walters, one of the world’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies, has today been confirmed as the latest Official Supplier to join the Rugby Players’ Association (the RPA). With 53 offices spanning 24 countries, Robert Walters places high importance on Corporate Social Responsibility and is committed to the local communities in which it operates. As […]