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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Restart Rugby Launches ‘Scrum Bake With Me’ Challenge

MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace has thrown his support behind a new fundraising initiative which will see professional players from across the country donning their aprons in an effort to raise vital funds and awareness for Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players’ Association. Launched in Cheltenham today with members of the Gloucester Rugby […]


The RPA launches Transition Talks initiative

The Rugby Players’ Association (The RPA) has today announced the launch of a new initiative that will see retired players returning to their former clubs to offer current squads first-hand insight into the challenges and opportunities facing them when they have finished playing. Taking place throughout the 2017-18 season, Transition Talks will form part of […]


RPA Partners with Canterbury

Canterbury of New Zealand has today been confirmed as the official teamwear partner of The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA), signing a new multiyear deal. The world’s leading rugby brand will supply the RPA with highly functional team clothing for use across a range of different activities within the organisation, while also supporting the RPA’s many player […]

Chris Wyles

Chris Wyles wins RPA Personal Development Award

Saracens back Chris Wyles has today been named the winner of the first RPA Personal Development Award of the 2017/18 season, which is designed to reward and celebrate the off-field development achievements of RPA members taking part in the RPA Personal Development Programme. The highly versatile back who has made more than 235 appearances for […]