OXFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 30:  Ed Jackson of London Welsh celebrates as the final whistle blows during the RFU Championship Playoff 2nd leg match between London Welsh and Cornish Pirates at Kassam Stadium on May 30, 2012 in Oxford, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Ed Jackson to be honoured with the RPA Blyth Spirit Award

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced it will honour former Dragons, Wasps, London Welsh and Bath number 8 Ed Jackson at the 2018 RPA Players’ Awards, in association with England Rugby. Ed has been confirmed as the second of two recipients of the RPA Blyth Spirit Award, in association with Towergate Insurance. The award […]

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Lean Squad: Phil MacKenzie

He’s the former Sale Sharks, London Welsh and Canada wing who’s now changing lives around the world. Meet Phil Mackenzie, proud founder of the Lean Squad. Let’s Get Lean The Lean Squad is a business idea that grew from my passion for helping others reach their fitness goals. While I was playing for Sale my […]

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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 […]

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RPA CAREER INSIGHT – Ricoh

Name: Oliver Wren Position: Manager of Strategic Japanese Accounts Years spent at the company: 6 months (UK) Previous work experience: Ricoh Canada Government sales Hobbies / passions: Sport, Food   How did you get started in your chosen career? After my ice hockey career I decided to get involved in sales, it seemed like a […]

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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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RPA members attend Aviva Insight Day

With life after rugby fast becoming a crucial focal point for the modern professional player, a group of RPA members from London Welsh, Harlequins and England 7’s recently attended an insight day at Aviva’s Digital Garage in Shoreditch, London. Organised as part of the RPA’s Personal Development Programme (PDP), Official General Insurance and Pension Partner […]

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Michael Page hosts London Welsh Careers in the City Workshop

A group of London Welsh players were recently shown a glimpse of what life working in the city involves with RPA Business Club member, Michael Page, hosting a ‘Careers in the City’ workshop at the club’s Old Deer Park training ground in Richmond. Nine players were in attendance as the workshop, organised in conjunction with […]

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Players thrive at Aviva Networking Event

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) last night hosted its annual London networking evening in association with the RPA’s Official General Insurance and Pension Partner, Aviva. Over 20 players from Wasps, London Welsh and London Irish were joined by a number of RPA partners and business people. The event, which took place at Aviva’s London Head […]

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RPA Entrepreneurs Club with London Welsh and Nine Feet Tall

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) recently teamed up with business and management consultants, Nine Feet Tall, to deliver the very first ‘RPA Entrepreneurs Club’ to a large and enthusiastic group of London Welsh players. Organised as part of the RPA Player Development Programme, London Welsh were treated to an hour long interactive seminar at their […]