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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 […]

LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Lee Mears of England looks to go past Ryan Cross of Australia during the Investec Challenge match between England and Australia at Twickenham on November 15, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lee Mears latest recruit to take on Alpine Challenge

3 Peaks; 3 Countries; 3 Days Restart Rugby is pleased to confirm that former England and British & Irish Lions hooker, Lee Mears, is the latest rugby legend to pledge his support to the inaugural Alpine Challenge. He will join former internationals Charlie Hodgson, Ben Clarke and RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, on the trek, […]

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Restart Rugby benefits from RPA Players’ Awards

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) staged the 17th Annual RPA Players’ Awards at Battersea Evolution in London last week. The prestigious central London event played host to some of the biggest names in the game and honoured the outstanding achievements of the season so far, as well as raising over £130,000 for Restart Rugby, the […]

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Players trade places for Restart

The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) recently teamed up with Official Foreign Exchange Business Club partner, AFEX, to raise over £10,000 for Restart – The Rugby Players’ Charity. Current and former Players turned out in force to show their support for Restart and, following a brief tutorial from members of AFEX’s transactions team, they took to […]

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World class concussion management system launched

Lewis Moody has backed a new initiative to help manage concussion in the professional game in England. The Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby and the Rugby Players Association have worked together to launch major changes to the way the risk of concussion is managed across the professional game in England. Focusing specifically on concussion awareness […]

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Sophie Hemming and Rebecca Essex retire from international rugby

Two of England’s Women’s Rugby World Cup winners have announced their retirement from international rugby. Prop Sophie Hemming and second row Rebecca Essex, who both starred in England’s 21-9 World Cup final victory over Canada in August, will hang up their international boots with immediate effect. Hemming, 34, has proved herself to be a world […]

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Luke Fielden: A New Field

Former England Sevens and Newcastle Falcons’ winger Luke Fielden never thought he would have to pull the pin on his rugby career, but when it happened he made sure he was ready. The 29-year-old was forced to retire earlier this year after suffering a career ending knee injury. While it left Luke devastated, it also […]

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RPA announce board appointments

The Rugby Players’ Association today announced the appointments of two new Non-Executive Directors and two new Restart Trustees. Harry Keogh and Joe Ryan will assume the roles of Non-Executive Directors whilst Jeremy Beard and Simon Vaughan-Edwards will become trustees of Restart, the official charity of the RPA. Having served as a Non-Executive Director of the […]

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Russell Earnshaw goes back to school

Playing rugby can be a very daunting prospect, but when you compare it to teaching Economics to a classroom of loud teenagers, the big hits and injuries look easy. That was the case for former Bath, Rotherham, Doncaster and Birmingham & Solihull forward Russell Earnshaw who recently took up a teaching role at Eastbourne College […]