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Sanlam UK Appointed as Official RPA Wealth Management Partner

Leading global financial services provider, Sanlam UK, has today been confirmed as the official wealth management partner of The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA). Sanlam, which looks after more than 10 million clients around the world and in the UK,  provides financial planning and investment management services to individuals, companies and charities. With a strong reputation […]

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Gopperth Triumphs at RPA Awards 2017

Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth capped off an extraordinary season by being named the Players’ Player of the the Year at the 19th annual RPA Players’ Awards 2017 in association with England Rugby. On a night where All Blacks legend Dan Carter became the latest inductee into the RPA Hall of Fame in association with KPMG, […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24:  Dan Carter of the New Zealand All Blacks in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

All Blacks legend Dan Carter to be inducted into RPA Hall of Fame

World Cup winner and All Blacks great Dan Carter has today been named as the latest inductee into the RPA Hall of Fame, in association with KPMG. The former Crusaders, Perpignan and current Racing 92 fly-half will be honoured at the RPA Players’ Awards 2017 in association with England Rugby, taking place on Wednesday 10th […]

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The Restart Rugby Alpine Challenge 2016 – The Only Way Is Up

By RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley – @damianhopley Sunday 11th September Before commencing this blog, I have an important confession to make. I have never really understood why anyone in their right mind would go hiking. End of. Mentioning the very word conjures up visions of ageing sinewy yompers with flasks, compasses, cagoules, torrential rain […]

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RPA Academy Induction Day Inspires Next Generation

Over 80 of the most talented young rugby players in the country were in attendance as the RPA recently held its annual Academy Induction Day at Lilleshall National Sports and Conference Centre in Shropshire. The event which aims to educate, offer guidance and inspire first year academy players from across the Aviva Premiership and Greene […]

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Joseph triumphs at RPA Players’ Awards 2015

Bath Rugby centre, Jonathan Joseph, secured a tremendous double at the RPA Players’ Awards 2015 last night being crowned both the RPA Players’ Player of the Year and The England Player of the Year 2015 in association with Rhead Group. On a night where 2003 Rugby World Cup winner, Jonny Wilkinson, became the latest inductee […]

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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 […]

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The Results are in- RPA Rugby Open

A beautiful September day greeted the players at the idyllic Buckinghamshire Golf Club for the annual 2014 RPA Rugby Open in association with ProSport Insurance. A range of players from both past and present attended the day including Ben Kay, Will Skinner, George Chuter, Hugo Southwell, Mark Lambert, Paul Burke, Mike Denbee, Ben Morgan, Greig […]

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The RPA Computacenter Players’ Awards 2014 Nominees

Congratulations to all our nominees for the RPA Computacenter Players’ Awards 2014. The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Battersea Evolution on Wednesday 21st May. The Award nominees are: Computacenter Players’ Player of the Year 2014 Mike Brown – Harlequins Danny Care – Harlequins George Ford – Bath Rugby Vereniki Goneva – […]

The Rugby Players’ Association welcomes Rhead Group as Official Supplier

Rhead Group, a leading international professional services consultancy, has today been confirmed as Official Supplier to the Rugby Players’ Association (the RPA) and title sponsor of the England Player of the Year Award to be presented at this year’s RPA Computacenter Players’ Awards 2014. Rhead Group has built a strong track record of delivering large […]