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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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The RPA partners with All Sport Insurance

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) has today confirmed a new partnership with specialist sports insurance provider, All Sport Insurance. The multi-year partnership will see All Sport Insurance working closely with RPA members to help them obtain suitable insurance protection, that complements their lifestyle and routine, at an affordable price. All Sport Insurance offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for insurance whether it be […]

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Six Tips for Retiring Pros: Ben Mercer

By Ben Mercer (@wherebenmercer2) It’s the end of the season and some players are saying their goodbyes. Some move on to new clubs, at home or abroad, whilst every year a cohort of players say their goodbyes to the sport and hang their boots up for good. Retirement beckons every player at some point, whether […]

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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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 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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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 […]