AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16:  Danielle Waterman of England in action during the IRB Womens Sevens match between England and Canada on May 16, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Saluting A Legend: Danielle ‘Nolli’ Waterman

Renowned as one of the finest Red Roses to have ever graced the rugby pitch, Danielle ‘Nolli’ Waterman, chats through her incredible England career, pinpointing her greatest highlights and explaining why she felt it was the perfect time to retire.   Nolli, your illustrious international career is over, how does it feel? I’m extremely proud […]

PERTH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 18: Mark Lambert of Harlequins in action during the Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge between Glasgow Warriors and Harlequins at the North Inch Ground on 18th August, 2018 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Get to Know: Mark Lambert

Embarking on his second season as RPA Chairman, we chat to long-serving Harlequins prop Mark Lambert.   First season as RPA Chairman? It’s been hugely interesting and a terrific experience so far. Rugby is going through an interesting period and to be at the coalface of a range of different player issues, in particular the […]

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Pacific Support: Junior Fatialofa

Former Bristol and Exeter Chiefs centre Junior Fatialofa will embark on a new challenge this season. The 37-year-old has been appointed the Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) Player Relationship Manager for Pacific Island players based in England. In this exclusive interview Junior speaks of the early challenges he will face, his goals for the season ahead […]

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Protect your social media from hackers

Turning on “Two-factor authentication” could save you a lot of heartache after countless sports stars have been targeted. In recent weeks a number of sports stars, including RPA members, have been targeted by hackers who are accessing accounts and causing mayhem. Some hackers resort to blackmail whereas others are simply deleting posts, followers and generally […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  The England team sing the national anthem prior to the NatWest Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on March 17, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Rugby Players’ Association signs deal with England Rugby Hospitality​

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) has today been announced as the Official Supplier of Match Day Talent for England Rugby Hospitality™, the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) new hospitality offering. With the current redevelopment of the East Stand, Twickenham is further cementing its reputation as a world class sports hospitality venue. This new agreement will ensure […]

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The RPA Transition Weekend 2018

Every year the RPA, with Fieri Leadership, run a Transition Weekend for players thinking about, approaching or who have already retired from rugby. The weekend provides players with an opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and mentors, plan for their transition into a new career, learn from world class mentors and come away with a plan for their next steps. […]

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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 […]