VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 12: Ethan Waddleton #11 and Dan Bibby #7 of England celebrate after defeating South Africa in the Cup Final on day 2 of the 2017 Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament on March 12, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Cain/Getty Images)

Being Dad: Dan Bibby

At the age of 27 and with more than 200 matches and 530 points to his name, Dan Bibby is recognised as one of the senior members of the England 7s squad. However, when it comes to parenting Dan reveals he is very much a rookie. In this interview, Dan chats through his career to […]

Rob Vickerman

Giving Back: Rob Vickerman

Former Newcastle Falcon and England 7s captain and current Alumni Representative Rob Vickerman shared his experiences at the inaugural RPA Transition Talk, given to England 7s earlier this year. We sat down with Rob to hear why he believes the initiative is so important.   Why did you want to get involved with the Transition […]


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 […]


RPA Pays Tribute to Paul Van-Zandvliet

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of former Newcastle Falcons prop, Paul Van-Zandvliet. A Premiership champion during his time at Falcons, Paul passed away on Wednesday morning following a battle against an inoperable brain tumour and cancer in his kidneys and liver. Since […]

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 […]


Vickerman and Bentley named RPA Alumni Player Representatives

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) have today announced former players Rob Vickerman and Chris Bentley as RPA Alumni Player Representatives. It’s the first time in the Association’s history that Alumni members have been represented and will ensure that players both past and present have a voice when shaping the future of the professional game. Former […]


England 7’s and InMyLocker help raise £2,200 for Restart Rugby

With the first round of the 2015/16 HSBC Sevens Series only days away, a group of both England Men and Women’s 7’s have helped raise £2,200 for Restart Rugby by donating their unwanted kit to online ‘stash’ site, InMyLocker. Set up by Ian Styles and former England, Toulon and Wasps’ lock, Simon Shaw, InMyLocker raises […]


Rhead Group hosts Project Management Insight Day

With project management experiencing an industry boom in the UK, a group of players recently attended a Career Insight Day hosted by RPA Partner, Rhead Group, at their Head Office in Coventry. Delivered as part of the RPA’s Player Development Programme (PDP), the Insight Day presented a terrific opportunity for the players in attendance to […]


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 […]