RPA VACANCY (Maternity Cover): Personal Development Manager – Leicester Tigers & Northampton Saints

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England which was established in 1998 to look after the interests of all professional players, from Academy players to the superstars of the international game. The RPA offers members Player Welfare and Representation services as well as a […]


The RPA Players’ Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our five nominees for the RPA Players’ Player of the Year 2018 in association with England Rugby!    Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs): “It’s an unbelievably special award to be nominated for considering it’s voted by the guys we play week in week out. I am extremely grateful for the nomination and very thankful for […]


Leicester Tigers trio tackle future with support from RPA and MTC

A trio of Leicester Tigers players are already tackling one of the biggest challenges of their professional careers – what to do once they hang up the boots. It is a decision that all professional sportsmen and women face and Tigers’ players Chris Baumann, Kyle Traynor and Joe Maksymiw are no different. But preparing for […]


Tom Croft Retires

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) has today paid tribute to Leicester Tigers, England and British & Irish Lions forward Tom Croft who has been forced to retire due to injury. RPA Group CEO Damian Hopley, said: “Tom Croft was a once in a generation rugby player. His footballing skills, remarkable pace and rugby brain were outstanding and […]

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 […]


RPA Young Player of the Year Nominees 2017

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today confirmed the nominees for the RPA Young Player of the Year 2017 as voted for by Aviva Premiership players based on performances in domestic rugby this season. To qualify for the RPA Young Player of the Year Award players must have been 23 or under at the start of […]


Tiger cubs prepare for life after rugby

The Leicester Tigers Development Squad had an interesting twist to their usual training schedule recently, in the company of employee engagement specialists Purple Monster.  Organised by Lynsey Hyslop, Senior Personal Development Manager for Leicester Tigers, the session formed part of the RPA’s Personal Development Programme (PDP), and looked to work on key skills such as […]


RPA pay tribute to the retiring Rob Hawkins

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) has today paid tribute to the retiring RPA Player Representative for Newcastle Falcons, Rob Hawkins. The 33-year-old will retire from professional rugby at the end of the 2015/16 season to focus on a post-rugby career with the Police after joining as a Special Constable in November last year. The Taunton […]


Get to Know: George Catchpole

We speak exclusively to RPA Player Representative for Leicester Tigers and the youngest member of the RPA Players’ Board, George Catchpole. The 22-year-old is in his first season as Leicester’s Player Rep and we find out exactly how he’s found the experience so far. Firstly George can you explain why you wanted to become an […]