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 […]

EXETER, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Johnny Leota of Sale Sharks during the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks at Sandy Park on April 28, 2018 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Building My Future: Johnny Leota

At the age of 34 Johnny Leota has his sights firmly set on the future. The experienced Sale Sharks centre has been busy preparing for a successful transition from rugby. With a degree under his belt, the Samoan international has also been gaining valuable work experience in local schools and has been producing a regular […]

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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 […]