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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 […]

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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 […]

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09:  A silhouette of the Northampton  Saints practicing their lineouts during the Northampton Saints training session held at Franklin's Gardens on December 9, 2015 in Northampton, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Professional Game Action Plan on Player Injuries released with 2016/17 Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project report

The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby (PRL) and the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) have developed a new action plan to mitigate injury risk in the English professional game, following a study of the data in the 2016/17 Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (PRISP) report. The Professional Game Action Plan on Player Injuries, endorsed by […]

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Braving the Shave: Alex Davis

After losing his dad to leukaemia two years ago, England 7s flyer Alex Davis wanted to do something to honour his memory in the best possible fashion. Teaming up with his fellow 7s squad members, Alex led the way as they braved the shave and raised more than £13,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. In his […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 17:  Newcastle Falcons player Doddie Weir celebrates with the trophy after the Falcons had beaten Harlequins to claim the 1997/98 Allied Dunbar Premiership Title at the Stoop on May 17, 1998 in London, England. (Photo David Rogers/Allsport/Getty Images)

Doddie Weir to be honoured with the RPA Blyth Spirit Award

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) today announced it will honour former Newcastle Falcons and Scotland legend Doddie Weir at the 2018 RPA Players’ Awards, in association with England Rugby, which takes place on Wednesday 9th May at Battersea Evolution, London. Doddie has been confirmed as one of two recipients of the RPA Blyth Spirit Award, […]