Restart Rugby Alpine Challenge 2019: Book Now

Date: 15th -19th September 2019 Location: Courmayeur, Italy to Chamonix, France Fundraising target: £1,500 Trek cost: £700 plus VAT *Flights and transfers to and from the airport are not included. Trek one of the world’s most iconic trails in the Mont Blanc massif alongside rugby legends Ed Jackson and Damian Hopley for an extraordinary challenge in aid of Restart […]

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 03: Keven Mealamu and Nathan Harris of the All Blacks arrive for a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Trusts Stadium on June 3, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Transition: A Partner’s Perspective

  In an exclusive RPA insight, the partner of a former professional rugby player speaks openly about the challenges placed on family, friends and teammates when an athlete experiences the process of transition. This is their story. 2012 was the year he was told his rugby playing days would need to end. Recurrent concussion is […]


Where Are They Now? Shane Monahan

  With the RPA recently joining ‘Limor’, an exciting new social media platform for audio and podcasting, we chat to the man behind the business, former Gloucester Rugby, Munster, Leinster and Connacht wing Shane Monahan.   First things first, what is Limor and what does it do? Limor is the next evolution of social media […]

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Slice Slice Baby: Ethan & Alex Waller

Meet Ethan and Alex Waller. The brothers who are aiming to take the pizza world by storm. Ethan (Worcester Warriors) and Alex (Northampton Saints) have just launched ‘Slice Slice Baby’, a mobile pizza business, set-up within their very own renovated horse trailer. In this entertaining and insightful blog, Ethan takes us through the final stages […]


Tomahawk Homes: Julian Salvi and Moray Low

  For Julian Salvi and Moray Low the thought of leaving the game unprepared was not one they wanted to experience. The pair who have enjoyed success on the pitch for Exeter Chiefs have donned the hard-hats and high-vis jackets in an effort to make their transition out of the game as successful as possible. […]


Elite Physiotherapy: Jamie George

  The Saracens and England hooker chats about opening his very own physiotherapy clinic, the excitement of being an entrepreneur, the influence of Eddie Jones and why being a British & Irish Lion meant the world to him.   You are the joint founder of The Carter & George Practice, can you explain what the […]


The Barista: Sam Smith

Forced to retire in 2016, former Worcester, Harlequins and England U20s wing Sam Smith set his sights on a new and exciting project. Sam gathered the support of his teammates and the rugby community to launch his own specialty coffee shop in the heart of Worcester called Wayland’s Yard. Two years later and Sam has expanded […]


The Gin Maker: Ruaridh Jackson

Introducing The Garden Shed Drinks Company. A unique, organic, gin business, set-up by former Harlequins, Wasps, and current Glasgow Warriors and Scotland fly-half, Ruaridh Jackson. The 30-year-old has joined forces with former Warriors and Scotland prop Ryan Grant, and their wives Kirstin and Maxine, to make their dream of making organic, fresh and delicious gin […]

BARNET, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Ball in a scrum during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Saracens and Bath Rugby at Allianz Park on September 29, 2018 in Barnet, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

In-season breaks introduced as English professional rugby season confirmed

ENGLISH RUGBY will introduce guaranteed in-season breaks for players as part of the structure for the next three seasons announced today by the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby and Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).   Starting with 2019-20, the improved season structures will see a number of extra player welfare driven initiatives and a reduced number of international/club overlaps for the top-level professional game in England.   The changes include […]