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 […]


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 – […]


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 […]


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 […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: BBC Radio rugby commentator Ian Robertson poses ahead of the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on February 25, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Ian Robertson to be recognised with RPA Special Merit Award

Renowned rugby union commentator Ian Robertson is to be honoured with the RPA Special Merit Award at the upcoming RPA Players’ Awards 2018 in association with England Rugby, on Wednesday 9th May at Battersea Evolution, London.   The former Scotland fly-half who has spent 46 years with the BBC will join a distinguished list of […]

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Restart Rugby Launches New Charity Film

Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA), has today launched its new charity film, featuring a range of past and present players including Ed Jackson, Danielle Waterman, Chris Cracknell, George Kruis, Ugo Monye and Ben Kay. The new video, released ahead of the fourth annual Restart Rugby Weekend which takes place across the […]