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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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Ed Jackson joins Restart Rugby Alpine Challenge​

Ed Jackson will embark on the latest chapter of his incredible story after confirming he will take on the Restart Rugby Alpine Challenge on 9th – 12th September. The former Dragons, Wasps, London Welsh and Bath forward will join a team of trekkers including RPA Group CEO Damian Hopley and Restart Rugby ambassador Charlie Hodgson […]

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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 […]

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The RPA Transition Weekend 2018

Every year the RPA, with Fieri Leadership, run a Transition Weekend for players thinking about, approaching or who have already retired from rugby. The weekend provides players with an opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and mentors, plan for their transition into a new career, learn from world class mentors and come away with a plan for their next steps. […]

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Rising Star: Jess Breach

Having burst onto the international scene with six tries in a stellar test debut for England in November, Jess Breach is embarking on an exciting career switch. The electrifying wing who plys her trade for Harlequins Ladies in the Tyrells Premier 15s has linked up with the England 7s programme to chase World Cup success […]

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RPA Players’ Awards 2018: Congratulations To Our Nominees

  Congratulations to all our nominees for The RPA Players’ Awards 2018 in association with England Rugby. The winners will be announced during our awards ceremony on Wednesday 9th May at Battersea Evolution in London.   The RPA Players’ Player of the Year in association with England Rugby Don Armand – Exeter Chiefs Vereniki Goneva – […]

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The RPA Players’ Player of the Year 2018 Nominees

Congratulations to our five nominees for the RPA Players’ Player of the Year 2018 in association with England Rugby!    Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs): “It’s an unbelievably special award to be nominated for considering it’s voted by the guys we play week in week out. I am extremely grateful for the nomination and very thankful for […]

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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 […]