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 […]

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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 […]

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Man in the Middle: Karl Dickson

Fresh from hanging up his playing boots, former Harlequins scrum-half Karl Dickson is now making the big calls in the middle. The 35-year-old, who retired from playing at the end of the 2016/17 season after 167 appearances for Quins, has made the successful transition from professional rugby player to full-time referee. We catch up with Karl […]

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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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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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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 […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: BBC Radio rugby commentator Ian Robertson poses ahead of the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on February 25, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Ian Robertson to be recognised with RPA Special Merit Award

Renowned rugby union commentator Ian Robertson is to be honoured with the RPA Special Merit Award at the upcoming RPA Players’ Awards 2018 in association with England Rugby, on Wednesday 9th May at Battersea Evolution, London.   The former Scotland fly-half who has spent 46 years with the BBC will join a distinguished list of […]

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Giving Back: Rob Vickerman

Former Newcastle Falcon and England 7s captain and current Alumni Representative Rob Vickerman shared his experiences at the inaugural RPA Transition Talk, given to England 7s earlier this year. We sat down with Rob to hear why he believes the initiative is so important.   Why did you want to get involved with the Transition […]