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Ride for Restart Rugby at Vélo South

100 miles | Closed roads | 15,000 riders Where: Goodwood, West Sussex When: 23rd September 2018 Registration fee: £40 Fundraising target: £400 Gear up to clock a cycling century on a brand new closed road, 100 mile sportive at the second event of the Vélo series to raise vital funds for Restart Rugby. With general entry now sold out, don’t […]

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RPA appoint Josh Frape as dedicated Transition Manager

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) is pleased to announce that Josh Frape has been appointed to the newly created role of Transition Manager. Reporting into the Head of the Personal Development Programme Ben McGregor, Josh will play an integral role supporting retired and transitioning players with their welfare, education, personal development and career transition. The […]

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RPA Players’ Awards 2018: Congratulations To Our Nominees

  Congratulations to all our nominees for The RPA Players’ Awards 2018 in association with England Rugby. The winners will be announced during our awards ceremony on Wednesday 9th May at Battersea Evolution in London.   The RPA Players’ Player of the Year in association with England Rugby Don Armand – Exeter Chiefs Vereniki Goneva – […]

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RPA VACANCY: Personal Development Manager

Vacancy – RPA Personal Development Manager, Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester Rugby   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 […]

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The O2 England Women’s Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our three nominees for the O2 England Women’s Player of the Year Award!    Katy Daley-Mclean: “It’s a massive honour to nominated for this award, rugby is obviously a team sport and to have the respect and recognition from your peers on an individual level is very exciting and a fantastic feeling. Knowing […]

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England Men’s Sevens Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our three nominees for the England Men’s Sevens Player of the Year Award!   Ollie Lindsay-Hague: “I am very humbled and honoured to be recognised by peers. It’s a fantastic feeling to have their support and I have loved being part of such a strong and dedicated group of players this season.”   […]

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England Women’s Sevens Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our three nominees for the England Women’s Sevens Player of the Year Award!   Holly Aitchison: “I’m extremely surprised to be nominated. To receive recognition from my teammates is the biggest honour there is and I’m so proud to be part of such a talented and supportive team.”   Megan Jones: “It’s an […]

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Championship Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our three nominees for the Greene King IPA Championship Player of the Year Award!   Michael Le Bourgeois (Bedford Blues): “It’s a huge honour and has definitely put a big smile on my face. To be nominated for this award definitely comes down to the terrific club environment at Bedford, and the exciting […]

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RPA Personal Development Programme – Annual Report 2016/17 Season

Please CLICK HERE to read the RPA’s Personal Development Programme Annual Report for the 2016/17 Season.  The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) Personal Development Programme provides essential wellbeing and personal development support to RPA members, including off-field education, personal development, career transition opportunities and welfare support. This report: – Highlights the work undertaken by the RPA’s team of Personal […]

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Christian Day to join Rugby Players’ Association

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) can today announce that Northampton Saints lock Christian Day will retire from professional rugby at the end of the season and will be taking up a new, full-time position as Player Liaison Officer at the RPA in July.   Reporting into the RPA’s Rugby Director Richard Bryan, Christian will be a […]